Stephen's Points

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Concert organist Stephen Tharp.

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).