Michael Barone

About Pipedreams

Sundays at 9 pm.

Organists have a world of music at their fingertips. They talk about a kind of musical rapture they experience when they play a work really well. Get a glimpse of the divine every week on Pipedreams from American Public Media. Host Michael Barone shares organ works and performances and talks with composers, organists, organ builders, and restorers. The show features brand new instruments in churches and concert halls, plus recordings of historic pipe organs in locations around the world, from ancient instruments in vast cathedrals to the "mighty Wurlitzers" of movie house fame. Whether you're a long-time fan of organ music or just learning about this diverse instrument, you’ll enjoy Pipedreams. For playlist information, and to hear the program again click on the link at the top of this page. Dates listed on that page are six days before the broadcast date on Classical 89.

Program Schedule

Postcards from Berlin and Freiberg


Sound-pictures from last year’s pair of Pipedreams Tours in central Germany.

Working Women


A salute to creative composers, able arrangers, and persuasive performers in anticipation of Women’s Equality Day(August 26).

Sonata for Everyone!


From Baroque beginnings to contemporary realizations, this ‘classical’ format serves all.

More for Your Money


The magic of organ with orchestra and other instruments has beguiled audiences for several centuries.

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