Episode #1503

Stephen's Points

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Concert organist Stephen Tharp. Concert organist Stephen Tharp. (Courtesy of the artist)

The unflappable American virtuoso Stephen Tharp talks about his career and introduces us to some pieces for which he has a strong attraction.

Program playlist:

NAJI HAKIM: Final, fr Hommae a Igor Stravinsky (1986).

LEO SOWERBY: Fantasy for Flute Stops (1934).

VINCENT PERSICHETTI: Sonata for Organ (1960).

NADIA BOULANGER: Prelude in f (1912).

MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Straf’ mich nicht in deinem Zorn, Op. 40, no. 2  --Stephen Tharp plays the 1949 Aeolian-Skinnerpipe organ of 235 ranks at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, performing for the American Guild of Organists (r. 6/27/14).

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