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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ [2006 Dobson] at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ [2006 Dobson] at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A View of the Verizon

…inaugural celebration performances on the new Dobson organ at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of October 08, 2007

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Music played in the program

SAMUEL BARBER: Toccata Festiva, Opus 36 –Philadelphia Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor; Olivier Latry, organ; recorded May 12, 2006, Ondine CD-1094

FLORENCE PRICE: Air. MAX REGER: Fugue, from Chorale-Fantasy on Wachet auf, Opus 52, number 2 –Marvin Mills, organ; recorded May 13, 2006

J.S. BACH: Toccata in d, S. 565. GORDON TURK: SicilianoGordon Turk, organ; recorded May 13, 2006

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Scherzo, Opus 2 –Alan Morrison, organ; recorded May 13, 2006

CÉSAR FRANCK: Finale, from Grande Piece SymphoniqueDiane Meredith Belcher, organ; recorded May 13, 2006

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Etude in c#, Opus 10. J.S. BACH: Vivace, from Trio Sonata Number 6 in G, S. 530 –Cameron Carpenter, organ; recorded May 13, 2006

DAVID RAKSIN: A Song After SundownMannes College of Music Orchestra, David Hayes, conductor; Michael Stairs, organ; recorded May 14, 2006

LOUIS VIERNE: Carillon de Westminster, Opus 54, number 6 –Olivier Latry, organ; recorded May 13, 2006

Filler –SAMUEL BARBER: Toccata Festiva (see above)

 

With 124 ranks and 6938 individual pipes, the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, Opus 76 by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders of Lake City, Iowa, makes an impressive statement about the stature of the pipe organ on the American concert scene.