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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Jan
16
2017
PROG No. 1703
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1782 Stumm/St. StephenÕs Church, Simmern, Germany

News for the New Year

…an international sampler of recently released recordings of organ music.

Jan
9
2017
PROG No. 1702
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Cavaille-Coll at St. Sulpice, Paris

A Trip to France

…as prelude to the next Pipedreams Tour (May 23-June 4), this selection of instruments featured in our itinerary.

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Our Trip to France is SOLD OUT!!

HOWEVER, we are deep into planning a trip to Australia (October 31-November 13, 2017)… specifically to Melbourne and Sydney. Watch our website for more information about this special Pipedreams 35th Anniversary Tour hosted by Michael Barone. Get the news first when you sign up for our newsletter!

Meet Michael!

Michael Barone makes personal appearances here and there, and would love to greet you at one of these upcoming events:


February 19, 2017:
There’s a likelihood that Michael Barone will show up for the gala organ inaugural (and 8-hour marathon performance) at the University of Iowa. If you’re in the area, stop by!

March 18, 2017:
Join Michael Barone and friends for a full morning and afternoon of free performances during the annual Before Bach’s Birthday Bash in the Twin Cities. Details TBA.


You can 'meet Michael' in places that few have a chance to visit, inside the marvelous, magnificent and monumental Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at Macy's Philadelphia Department Store…via a superb behind-the-scenes visit with Wanamaker Organ curator Curt Mangel, via a detailed DVD that reveals much about this incredible music-making masterpiece.

An Amazing Organ Restoration Story:


[Organ Renovation]
On many occasions, PIPEDREAMS broadcasts have featured compact discs from the catalog of JAV Recordings. The inspiration for that catalog, and the devotion of its manager, was initiated years ago by the sound of a modest church organ in Brooklyn, an instrument that had been silent for more than a decade, but now lives again! The organ at Our Lady of Refuge Church is quite extraordinary, and its restoration revealed a surprisingly versatile instrument which, despite its modest specification, has been proven capable of playing a wide variety of music in an authoritative and compelling way. Check out a New York Times article about its restoration, enjoy the Brooklyn Daily newspaper coverage of its rededication, and listen to the organ put to the test by Olivier Latry as Father Michael Perry exhorts it to fulfill its destiny below, and follow the history of the project.



 

 

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Bach n’ All...

Downloads are available of the complete Bach organ works played on historic instruments by James Kibbie of the University of Michigan.


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