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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: This Ballpark Organist Balances Twitter and Tradition

Friday, April 10, 2015

In our final installment of Ballpark Figures, organist Matthew Kaminski shares how he crowdsources musical taunts for the opposing team while keeping ballpark traditions alive.

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My Daily Bach

'Adorn Yourself, O Dear Soul' Live from the Bach Organ Marathon

Monday, December 15, 2014

This final My Daily Bach podcast episode features organist Chelsea Chen performing on the Johannes Kleis organ at St. Peter’s Lutheran church in New York City.

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My Daily Bach

Episode 11: The 'Dorian' Toccata in D minor

Monday, November 17, 2014

Today we're playing "organ donor" by featuring the Toccata from Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

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Bachstock

Bach Organ Marathon: The Complete Program

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Saturday, November 22, WQXR presents all of J.S. Bach's solo organ works performed in an all-day marathon. Here is the full program.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Paul Jacobs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

American organ virtuoso plays selections from Bach and Reger at Juilliard. Download Reger's Fugue Op. 59.

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Pipedreams

March Marches

Monday, March 17, 2014

This week Pipedreams brings you some marches to help you get into the month of March.

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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Concert Organist and Choir Conductor Gail Archer

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Archer is one of the few female organists in a male-dominated field. She is in a mission to promote women composers with her performances, and she started a website for women organists.

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Soundcheck

Pioneering Parodist Allan Sherman; Tegan And Sara On 'Missed It Then, Love It Now'; Anna von Hausswolff

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

In this episode: Songwriter Allan Sherman rocketed to fame in 1963 with his unlikely hit “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” — and then just as suddenly, he disappeared. We discuss the pioneering parodist with Mark Cohen, the author of Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman.

Plus: All this week, we're asking for your “Missed It Then, Love It Now” picks. Tell us about the music you didn’t hear when it first came out, but now really love—and why. Pop duo and identical twin sisters Tegan and Sara give us their picks.

And: Swedish singer and organist Anna von Hausswolff brings her band to the studio to play a haunting, moody set.

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    Anna Von Hausswolff: In The Studio

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Hear singer and organist Anna von Hausswolf perform live in the studio.

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    WQXR Blog

    Video: Organist Paul Jacobs Makes a 'Glorious Racket' in Bach

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    In this video, Juilliard organ department chairman Paul Jacobs shows us how Bach is played on the pipe organ.

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    Soundcheck

    Dr. Lonnie Smith: Soul Jazz Legend Still Grooving

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    Hammond B3 organ player Dr. Lonnie Smith has been an integral part of the soul jazz and funk scene since the 1960s. Smith talks about the joys and challenges of playing an instrument that he refers to as the “425 pound beast.”

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    WQXR Blog

    A Maverick Organist Cuts Loose on a Christmas Standard

    Monday, December 19, 2011

    The flamboyant organist Cameron Carpenter offers us another example of his remarkable technical and musical skills in a new recording and video of “Sleigh Ride.”

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    Features

    Vital Organs: The Premier Performance of the Manton Memorial Pipe Organ

    Friday, April 29, 2011

    On Sunday, you can experience the sound of a pipe organ in Greenwich Village at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street.

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    The Arts File

    Listening to the Royal Wedding Music

    Friday, April 29, 2011

    WQXR's Elliott Forrest talks with Kerry Nolan about the music played at this morning's Royal wedding.

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    Pipedreams

    Kaleidoscope

    Sunday, October 17, 2010

    On this edition of Pipedreams, find out how the varied art of the organ builder is alive and well throughout the world. Featured is a varied showcase of recent instruments from around the U.S.

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    Pipedreams

    From Colleges, Castles and Cathedrals

    Sunday, October 03, 2010

    On this week's Pipedreams, the splendid sounds of organs in the United Kingdom resonate with pleasurable grandeur. Hear performances from St. Paul's Cathedral, Exeter College Chapel, Salibury Cathedral, and other great spaces.

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    Pipedreams

    A Tour Around Texas

    Sunday, September 05, 2010

    On this edition of Pipedreams, bigger-than-life performances on notable pipe organs in and around the Lone Star State.

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    The Arts File

    Return of the Pipe Organ

    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Organist Paul Jacobs talks to WQXR's Kerry Nolan about the return of a 19-ton concert organ to Alice Tully Hall this week.

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    Features

    Lincoln Center Gets Its Organ Back

    Monday, June 14, 2010

    After spending four years in storage, Alice Tully Hall's 19-ton concert organ is back in business. Or at least back at Lincoln Center.

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    WQXR Blog

    The Weird Uncle of Instruments

    Monday, June 07, 2010

    I have a few musical guilty-pleasures--the accordion, the musical saw and certain kinds of close harmony singing among them. But I’m sure the one that most marks me as, shall we say, a bit odd, is--I’m hesitating to say it, actually--the theater pipe organ.

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