Episode #1145

Stephen Tharp, 2011 Organist of the Year

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

This week's Pipedreams features performances by and conversation with Stephen Tharp, the outstanding American recitalist whose international career continues to blossom.

Program Details:

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in e, BuxWV 142 (1738 Müller/Sint-Bavokerk [St. Bavo Church], Haarlem, The Netherlands) JAV CD-178.

LOUIS VIERNE: Naiades, No. 4, from Pieces de Fantasie, Op. 55. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Deuxieme Symphonie, Op. 26 (2003 Blackinton/Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded Nov. 9, 2007.

McNEIL ROBINSON: Soave e delicato, from Organ Sonata (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/Saint Mary the Virgin Episcopal, New York, NY) Ethereal CD-104.

G.F. HANDEL: The Rejoicing, from Royal Fireworks Music (1963 Casavant Frères/Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded Oct. 29, 2010.

Comments [2]

How DARE you posting such an incredibly ignorant remark about one of the most brilliant organists of this time?
I notified WQXR about your rude, offensive and not very educated comment and rest assured that you have earned the disrespect of every organist and person with the knowledge about classical music, which - in case you didn't know- includes organ music as well!

Nov. 14 2011 11:50 AM
Frances Apgar from Manhattan Upper West Side

Organ music is horrible.
Please don't play it on a quiet Sunday
nite when we need something lovely
and peaceful.
Organ music is Ugh!
I don't know ANYONE who likes it.
Why do you persist?

Nov. 13 2011 10:12 PM

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