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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2007 Pradella organ at the Santuario del Divin Prigioniero in Valle de Colorina, Italy] [decorative stamp]
2007 Pradella organ at the Santuario del Divin Prigioniero in Valle de Colorina, Italy

[1981 Schuke organ at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1981 Schuke organ at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany

[1982 Fisk organ at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina] [decorative stamp]
1982 Fisk organ at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina

[2003 Kuhn organ at Hofburgkappelle in Vienna, Austria] [decorative stamp]
2003 Kuhn organ at Hofburgkappelle in Vienna, Austria

[1956 Austin organ at Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester, New York] [decorative stamp]
1956 Austin organ at Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester, New York

Concertos

…the format of organ-and-orchestra, first explored in the 18th century, has generated plenty of sizzle in more recent times.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1325 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1325 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of June 24, 2013

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

G. F. HANDEL: Concerto in F, Opus 4, no. 4 –La Divina Armonia; Lorenzo Ghielmi (2007 Pradella/Santuario del Divin Prigioniero/Valle de Colorina, Italy) Passacaille 944

CARL MARIA von WEBER: Adagio & Rondo for Harmonichord and Orchestra –Leipzig Radio Orchestra/Horst Neumann, conductor; Felix Friedrich (1981 Schuke/Gewandhaus, Leipzig) Querstand 9601

PAMELA DECKER: Organ Concerto (Danza – Alba – El Tigre) –Eastern Festival Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Edie Johnson (1982 Fisk/Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/29/11)

Hour 2

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto in F for Violin, Organ and Strings, RV 542 –L'Artedell'Arco/Federico Guglielmo, director & violin; Roberto Loreggian (St. Bavo Oratory, Padua, Italy) Brilliant Classics 94099/5

HANS GÁL: Concertino for Organ and Strings (1948) –Vienna Academy Orchestra/Martin Haselböck, conductor; István Mátyás (2003 Kuhn/Hofburgkappelle, Vienna) NCA 60162

HOWARD HANSON: Concerto for Organ, Harp and Strings –Rochester Chamber Orchestra/David Fetler, conductor; Eileen Malone, harp; David Craighead (1956 Austin/Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester, NY) Albany 129