Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Pipedreams originated as a discrete series of fourteen broadcasts, offered from January to April 1982, with content primarily derived from concerts recorded during the 1980 AGO convention. These programs were produced at Minnesota Public Radio and distributed by American Public Radio, now PRI and were made possible in cooperation with National Public Radio. Funding came from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the Dayton Hudson Foundation, the Episcopal Choirmasters Handbook created by John C. Grant, and Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley. The Dudleys have thankfully continued as program underwriters through the entire history of Pipedreams.
…a concert with comments devoted to classical and contemporary works.
PADRE ANTONIO SOLER: Sonata in A. W.A. MOZART: Fantasy in f, K. 608. ENRIQUE RAXACH: The Looking Glass, for organ and tape. DANIEL PINKHAM: Miracles for Flute and Organ –Julia Bogorad, flute. DONALD ERB: Nebbiolina, premiere –Karel Paukert (1965 Holtkamp/University Lutheran Church of Hope, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 17, 1980
…with new music for harpsichord and chamber orchestra, recorded at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis.
HUGO DISTLER: Allegro spirituoso e Scherzando. RUDY SHACKELFORD: Le Tombeau de Stravinsky, solo harpsichord. GERALD NEAR: Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings, premiere –Larry Palmer (Dowd harpsichord) Festival Chamber Orchestra, Gerald Near, conductor; Pipedreams Archive recorded June 18, 1980
Recording engineers: Paul Kelly and Janet Carter