Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1949 Aeolian–Skinner at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston
1738 Müller at St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands
2005 Casavant at Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City, NY
2010 Pasi at Sacred Heart Co–Cathedral, Houston, TX
…the unflappable American virtuoso Stephen Tharp talks about his career and introduces us to some pieces for which he has a strong attraction.
NADIA BOULANGER: Prelude in f (1912)
MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Straf’ mich nicht in deinem Zorn, Op. 40, no. 2 --Stephen Tharp plays the 1949 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ of 235 ranks at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, performing for the American Guild of Organists (r. 6/27/14)
"J.S. BACH: Un poco allegro, fr Trio Sonata No. 4 in e. NICOLAUS BRUHNS: LOUIS VIERNE: Feux follets, fr Fantasy Pieces, Op. 52. Praeludium in G (1738 Müller/St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands) JAV 178
Check out this extra audio feature of Stephen Tharp’s amazing solo transcription of Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, as premiere on the 2006 Casavant Freres organ at the Brick Church in New York City and featured on PIPEDREAMS Program #1215.
Hear Stephen Tharp’s premiere performance of George Baker’s Variations on the Hymn Tune Rouen as presented in September 2010 during a Pipedreams Live event on C. B. Fisk Opus 100, the Lay Family Concert Organ of the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX.