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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
[Dame Gillian Weir]

Dame Gillian Weir

Photo by Richard H. Smith

Conversations
With a Great Dame

…a visit with world-travelling New-Zealand-born British recitalist and teacher Dame Gillian Weir.

Audio 0812 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0812 Part 1 27:53
Audio 0812 Part 2 31:02
Audio 0812 Part 3 29:04

 

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of March 24, 2008

Links and Resources:

Audio Interviews:

Dame Gillian Weir comments on a variety of topics:

Concert Appearances

Dame Gillian’s current performance activity.

Music played in the program

 

Part 1

J.S. BACH: Prelude in b, S. 544; Chorale-prelude, Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, S. 667 –Dame Gillian Weir (2000 Woehl/Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany) Priory PRCD800

J.S. BACH: Toccata in d, S. 565 –Dame Gillian Weir (1738 Müller/Sint-Bavokerk [St. Bavo Church], Haarlem, The Netherlands) BBC CD-678

MARCO ENRICO BOSSI: Scherzo in g, Opus 49 –Dame Gillian Weir (1969 Aeolian-Skinner/Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, WI) Koss CD-1013

Part 2

JEAN-FRANÇOIS DANDRIEU: Noel, Ou s’eu vont. CHARLES IVES: Variations on AmericaDame Gillian Weir (1954 Harrison & Harrison/Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD866

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein EndDame Gillian Weir (1974 Phelps/Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, England, UK) Argo 460 190

HENRI MULET: Toccata, Tue es petra, from Byzantine SketchesDame Gillian Weir (1974 Phelps/Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, England, UK) Argo 460 189

Part 3

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Les Eaux de Grâce and Joie et Clarté des Corps Glorieux, from Les Corps GlorieuxDame Gillian Weir (1929; 1993 Frobenius/Århus Domkirke [Århus Cathedral], Denmark) Priory PRCD923

SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Pomp & Circumstances March Number 1 in D –Dame Gillian Weir (1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD859

J.S. BACH: Fugue in b, S. 544 –Dame Gillian Weir (2000 Woehl/Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany) Priory PRCD800

Filler –J.S. BACH: Prelude in b (see above)

 

Dame Gillian will be appearing in a spring tour of the United States between March 30 and April 15, 2008, with concerts in Florida, Virginia, Washington, DC, Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall and Newton, North Carolina.