Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1950 Holtkamp organ at Crouse College, Syracuse, New York, New York
1992 Mander organ at Princeton University Chapel, New Jersey
1897 Hutchings organ at the Basilica of our Lady of Perpetual Help “Mission Church”, Boston, Massachusetts
1862 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Sulpice, Paris, France
1731 Egedacher organ at the Cistercian Kloster, Zwettl, Austria
The goal of our next Pipedreams program is clear enough, discover exceptional women musicians and given them center stage. And so we shall, with Irmtraud Krueger marching around the sanctuary in Poligny, France, Kathleen Scheide playing her own composition in Boston, Dorothy Papadakos improvising to the songs of humpback whales at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, now isn’t THAT an image?! and Katharine Pardee responding to the muse of Sweelinck in Syracuse.
Whether Under the Linden Green, or in the depths of the sea singing with humpback whales, talented women organists play for us, showing off a multiplicity of talents and tastes as we Cherchez les Femmes, and find them…this week on Pipedreams.
•March 9, 1998 as Show #9810
•March 4, 2002 as Show #0210
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Sketch in f, Opus 58, number 3. JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Variations on Onder een linde groen –Katharine Pardee (1950 Holtkamp/Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse, NY) Pro Organo CD 7082
DOROTHY PAPADAKOS: Deep Blue, an improvisation to the songs of humpback whales; Fantasy on Salzburg –Dorothy Papadakos (1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2008 Quimby/Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, NY) Pro Organo CD 7080