The Diapason

The Diapason The DIAPASON is an international journal devoted to the organ, harpsichord, carillon and church music. It has been in circulation for more than 100 years, providing consistent coverage on instrument specifications, recent news, international event calendars, and both scholarly and technical articles, as well as those of more general interest.
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The publication maintains a strong following among its readers, many of whom have been subscribers for more than 30 years. Joyce Robinson, Editorial Director
Stephen Schnurr, Editor-at-Large
Jerome Butera, Sales Director

Experience Jean-Baptiste Robin playing Bach in Barcelona in The Diapason's latest youtube video. Subscribe to the youtub...
05/06/2021
Jean Baptiste Robin plays Bach G major 541

Experience Jean-Baptiste Robin playing Bach in Barcelona in The Diapason's latest youtube video. Subscribe to the youtube channel today!

Jean-Baptiste Robin plays Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541, at Barcelona Cathedral, Spain.The organ case is by Antoni Carbonell from 1538 It is t...

The Diapason's latest Youtube video features Jean Baptiste Robin playing Star Wars. Subscribe to our Youtube channel tod...
04/26/2021
Jean Baptiste Robin plays Star Wars

The Diapason's latest Youtube video features Jean Baptiste Robin playing Star Wars. Subscribe to our Youtube channel today!

Jean-Baptiste Robin plays his improvisation on John Williams movie themes. Venue: Nanning Concert Hall (China), organ by Orgelbau Klais Bonn, four manuals an...

In the latest youtube video on The Diapason's channel, Johann Vexo plays Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns, transcrib...
04/23/2021
Johann Vexo plays Danse Macabre

In the latest youtube video on The Diapason's channel, Johann Vexo plays Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns, transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare. Subscribe to the channel today!

Johann Vexo plays Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns, transcribed by Edwin H. LemareRecorded at First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. Gallery organ by R...

The Diapason's newest youtube video features Tiffany Ng performing on the carillon. Subscribe to our youtube channel tod...
04/21/2021
Tiffany Ng plays Ari Ari Hyo-won

The Diapason's newest youtube video features Tiffany Ng performing on the carillon. Subscribe to our youtube channel today!

Tiffany Ng plays the North American premiere of Ari Ari (2018) by Hyo-won Woo at the Rockefeller Chapel carillon.Preeminent Korean composer Hyowon Woo based ...

Clive Driskill-Smith performs William Harris's Flourish in The Diapason's most recent youtube video. Subscribe to our yo...
04/19/2021
Clive Driskill-Smith plays Flourish by William Harris

Clive Driskill-Smith performs William Harris's Flourish in The Diapason's most recent youtube video. Subscribe to our youtube channel today!

Clive Driskill-Smith plays Flourish for an Occasion by William Harris on the Garland pipe organ at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, Texas.Mr. Driski...

Here is our latest video at The Diapason's youtube channel, featuring Organized Rhythm (Clive Driskill-Smith and Joseph ...
04/13/2021
Organized Rhythm plays Copland Fanfare

Here is our latest video at The Diapason's youtube channel, featuring Organized Rhythm (Clive Driskill-Smith and Joseph Gramley) performing Copland. Subscribe to our youtube channel today!

Organized Rhythm plays Copland Fanfare for the Common ManOrganized Rhythm—Clive Driskill-Smith and Joseph Gramley—plays Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron C...

Enjoy a recital by Elisa Bickers, the latest video on The Diapason's youtube channel. Subscribe today to be notified of ...
04/11/2021
Elisa Bickers Organ Recital 04 09 2020

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April 9, 2020, Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. Organ by Richards, Fowkes & Co., Opus 22 (2016).Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata No. 4 Georg ...

Raúl Prieto Ramírez performs on the Spreckels Organ. Be sure to subscribe to The Diapason's youtube channel!
04/09/2021
Raúl Prieto Ramírez plays Prokofiev and Turina on the Spreckels Organ

Raúl Prieto Ramírez performs on the Spreckels Organ. Be sure to subscribe to The Diapason's youtube channel!

Raúl Prieto Ramírez plays Suggestion Diabolique, op. 4, no. 4, by Sergei Prokofiev, transcribed for organ by Raúl Prieto Ramírez; and Orgía (danza fantástica...

The Diapason's latest Youtube video features Damin Spritzer performing Howells on the Buzard Opus 40 in Latrobe, Pennsyl...
04/06/2021
Damin Spritzer plays Buzard Opus 40, Latrobe

The Diapason's latest Youtube video features Damin Spritzer performing Howells on the Buzard Opus 40 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
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Damin Spitzer plays Rhapsody, op. 17, no. 3, by Herbert Howells on Buzard Pipe Organ Builders Opus 40 and 40R, St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.S...

Jeremy David Tarrant is featured on the most recent video at The Diapason's Youtube channel. Subscribe today to receive ...
04/01/2021
Jeremy David Tarrant plays "Mattheus-Final" by Charles-Marie Widor

Jeremy David Tarrant is featured on the most recent video at The Diapason's Youtube channel. Subscribe today to receive updates!

Of Charles-Marie Widor’s collection, Bach’s Memento, Widor scholar John Near writes, “Immersed in the music of Bach his whole life, it is little wonder that ...

Here is the latest video offering at The Diapason's youtube channel, featuring Jack Mitchener playing Alain's Litanies. ...
03/31/2021
Jack Mitchener pays Alain Litanies

Here is the latest video offering at The Diapason's youtube channel, featuring Jack Mitchener playing Alain's Litanies. Subscribe to the channel today!

Jack Mitchener plays one of the warhorses of the repertoire, Litanies from Trois Pièces (JA 119) by Jehan Alain (1911–1940). The organ is the four manual 96...

THE ORGAN AT HOMEMany of us dream of owning a modest pipe organ for our home. Enjoy this excellent story about the dream...
03/20/2021
Meet the doctor who built his Bratenahl home around a pipe organ fit for a cathedral

THE ORGAN AT HOME
Many of us dream of owning a modest pipe organ for our home. Enjoy this excellent story about the dream of Dr. Eugene Blackstone, who has installed a 137-rank organ in his Cleveland home!
https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-cuyahoga/meet-the-doctor-who-built-his-bratenahl-home-around-a-pipe-organ-fit-for-a-cathedral

Dr. Eugene Blackstone, of the Cleveland Clinic, owns a home located in the village of Bratenahl that boasts a 7,406 pipe organ.

Here is the latest video offering, featuring Isabelle Demers, at The Diapason's youtube channel. Be sure to subscribe to...
03/17/2021
Isabelle Demers plays Alkan Etudes

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Isabelle Demers plays three of Charles-Valentin Alkan's Douze Études pour les pieds seulement: #3, Fughetta. Moderato; #11, Adagio; #5, Moderato.This was re...

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03/09/2021
Tyler Boehmer plays Intermezzo, op. 80, no. 10 by Max Reger

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Tyler Boehmer plays the Intermezzo, op. 80, no. 2, by Max Reger.This was recorded on the Hellmuth Wolff Opus 40 organ in Bales Recital Hall at the University...

The Diapason announces its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021. See our May 2021 issue for more on each person!
03/08/2021
"20 under 30" - Class of 2021 | The Diapason

The Diapason announces its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021. See our May 2021 issue for more on each person!

In the May 2021 issue of THE DIAPASON, we will recognize 20 individuals who are setting the pace for the future of the pipe organ, harpsichord, carillon, church music, and organ and harpsichord building. The Diapason is proud to list its Class of 2021: Amos Burch

Jillian Gardner, a member of The Diapason's 20 under 30 Class of 2015, is featured in the most recent video at our youtu...
02/19/2021
Jillian Gardner plays Jupiter

Jillian Gardner, a member of The Diapason's 20 under 30 Class of 2015, is featured in the most recent video at our youtube channel. Subscribe today!

Jillian Gardner plays Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity (from The Planets), by Gustav Holst, transcribed by Peter Sykes and Jillian Gardner.Performed on the P...

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02/15/2021
Jean Willy Kunz plays Citius, altius, fortius Maxime Goulet

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Jean-Willy Kunz plays Citius, altius, fortius! Ouverture olympique, by Maxime Goulet.Performed on the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique, Casavant Frères’ opus 3900 i...

“Oh, I just love the organ,” said Drabble, a former schoolteacher. “It’s so beautiful, it almost makes me cry every time...
02/07/2021
An Organ Recital, With a Coronavirus Shot

“Oh, I just love the organ,” said Drabble, a former schoolteacher. “It’s so beautiful, it almost makes me cry every time I hear it.”

“I’ve always wanted to play it,” she said, wistfully. Then, she looked toward the organ’s 4,000 pipes at the front of the cathedral and sat up straight to listen."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/arts/music/vaccine-cathedral-organ-music.html

Salisbury Cathedral is joining Britain’s vaccination drive, and its organists are providing a musical accompaniment. They’re even taking requests.

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02/05/2021
The Diapason Magazine - YouTube

Experience the new Jean Willy Kunz video at The Diapason's youtube channel. Subscriber to our channel today!

The Diapason is pleased to present videos featuring the pipe organ, church music, harpsichord, and carillon.

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02/03/2021
The Diapason Magazine - YouTube

Check out The Diapason's new YouTube channel!

The Diapason is pleased to present videos featuring the pipe organ, church music, harpsichord, and carillon.

The Diapason is accepting nominations for its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021 through today, February 1. The Class of 2021 wil...
02/01/2021

The Diapason is accepting nominations for its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021 through today, February 1. The Class of 2021 will honor the young leaders of the world of the organ, church music, harpsichord, carillon, and organ and harpsichord building. For information on the program and lists of past honorees, visit our website. Nominations may be made at the website, thediapason.com, click on 20 Under 30.

The Diapason is accepting nominations for its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021 through today, February 1. The Class of 2021 will honor the young leaders of the world of the organ, church music, harpsichord, carillon, and organ and harpsichord building. For information on the program and lists of past honorees, visit our website. Nominations may be made at the website, thediapason.com, click on 20 Under 30.

The Diapason is accepting nominations for its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021 through February 1. The Class of 2021 will honor...
01/29/2021
About 20 under 30 | The Diapason

The Diapason is accepting nominations for its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021 through February 1. The Class of 2021 will honor the young leaders of the world of the organ, church music, harpsichord, carillon, and organ and harpsichord building. For information on the program and lists of past honorees, visit our website. Nominations may be made at the website.

THE DIAPASON recognizes young talents in the fields of organ and harpsichord performance, organ and harpsichord building, carillon, and church music. Twenty persons under the age of 30 are selected for each year's class. You can view the lists of past winners by clicking on the year desired. We enco...

THE GREAT KARL RICHTERAmong organists and harpsichordists, Karl Richter was one of the most prolific recording artists o...
01/26/2021
Playing Bach, Was He a Pioneer or a Reactionary?

THE GREAT KARL RICHTER
Among organists and harpsichordists, Karl Richter was one of the most prolific recording artists of the 20th century. Enjoy this New York Times article probing the recording career of this legendary organist. Are there any Richter recordings you particularly cherish? If so, share your thoughts in the comments section!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/21/arts/music/karl-richter-bach-music.html

The conductor and keyboardist Karl Richter’s legacy can be explored anew with a 100-disc box set.

The Diapason is accepting nominations for its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021 through February 1. The Class of 2021 will honor...
01/22/2021
About 20 under 30 | The Diapason

The Diapason is accepting nominations for its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021 through February 1. The Class of 2021 will honor the young leaders of the world of the organ, church music, harpsichord, carillon, and organ and harpsichord building. For information on the program and lists of past honorees, visit our website. Nominations may be made at the website.

THE DIAPASON recognizes young talents in the fields of organ and harpsichord performance, organ and harpsichord building, carillon, and church music. Twenty persons under the age of 30 are selected for each year's class. You can view the lists of past winners by clicking on the year desired. We enco...

Tune in this morning at 11:00 a.m. EST for The King of Instruments VT. Today's broadcast features selected favorite piec...
01/21/2021
The King of Instruments VT

Tune in this morning at 11:00 a.m. EST for The King of Instruments VT. Today's broadcast features selected favorite pieces by Bach and Mendelssohn, among others, featuring performances by organists Douglas Major, Martin Souter, Frederick Swann, and more! Also available on your phone using the Listen2MyRadio app.

I'm your host, the Chrismeister, broadcasting a fantastic selection of baroque and classical organ music, as well some more contemporary arrangement, featuring composers J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, Beethoven, Rossini, and many more!

On Monday, January 11, 7:00 p.m. EST, the 92-Y of New York City will present an online organist panel hosted by Naomi Le...
12/31/2020
Organ: The King of Instruments - 92Y, New York

On Monday, January 11, 7:00 p.m. EST, the 92-Y of New York City will present an online organist panel hosted by Naomi Lewin. Lewin will speak with four organists: GRAMMY Award-winner Paul Jacobs, chair of the organ department at The Juilliard School; David Hurd, director of music at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and former professor at General Theological Seminary; Rachel Laurin, former titular organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa, now primarily composer; and Greg Zelek, principal organist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions via chat during the program.

Online. Naomi Lewin’s next conversation is for organ aficionados, and for anyone who’s ever wondered how to handle such an enormous beast.

Don't forget The Diapason's great deal for new subscriptions and gift subscriptions: free Raven CD(s) through January 1!
12/30/2020
The Diapason CD Subscription Promotion | The Diapason

Don't forget The Diapason's great deal for new subscriptions and gift subscriptions: free Raven CD(s) through January 1!

You are invited to subscribe to The Diapason, and we are offering you the unique opportunity to receive a FREE gift with your new subscription or new gift subscription. Choose any of the six selected CDs when you subscribe for one year. Subscribe for two years and select TWO FREE CDs, subscribe for....

Still looking for that perfect gift for a friend? Remember, through December 31, new subscriptions and gift subscription...
12/26/2020
The Diapason CD Subscription Promotion | The Diapason

Still looking for that perfect gift for a friend? Remember, through December 31, new subscriptions and gift subscriptions to The Diapason qualify for free Raven CD(s)! Check it out!

You are invited to subscribe to The Diapason, and we are offering you the unique opportunity to receive a FREE gift with your new subscription or new gift subscription. Choose any of the six selected CDs when you subscribe for one year. Subscribe for two years and select TWO FREE CDs, subscribe for....

12/25/2020

The staff of The Diapason wishes everyone a merry, safe, and hope-filled Christmas.

Michael McNeil writes about the 1750 Gabler organ at Weingarten, Germany, in the January 2021 issue of The Diapason. (Ph...
12/24/2020

Michael McNeil writes about the 1750 Gabler organ at Weingarten, Germany, in the January 2021 issue of The Diapason. (Photo credit: Thomas Keller)
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Parsons Pipe Organ Builders, Canandaigua, New York, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021. Read about it in the J...
12/24/2020

Parsons Pipe Organ Builders, Canandaigua, New York, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021. Read about it in the January cover feature. Not a subscriber, become one before December 31 and receive free CD(s) from Raven!
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The Diapason is accepting nominations for its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021 through February 1. The Class of 2021 will honor...
12/21/2020
About 20 under 30 | The Diapason

The Diapason is accepting nominations for its 20 Under 30 Class of 2021 through February 1. The Class of 2021 will honor 20 of the young leaders of the world of the organ, church music, harpsichord, carillon, and organ and harpsichord building. For information on the program and lists of past honorees, visit our website. Nominations may be made at the website.

THE DIAPASON recognizes young talents in the fields of organ and harpsichord performance, organ and harpsichord building, carillon, and church music. Twenty persons under the age of 30 are selected for each year's class. You can view the lists of past winners by clicking on the year desired. We enco...

The American Bach Society presents Kola Owolabi performing Bach's Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 664, on the Fritt...
12/19/2020
American Bach Society presents Bach's BWV 664 | The Diapason

The American Bach Society presents Kola Owolabi performing Bach's Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 664, on the Fritts organ in the DeBartolo Center, University of Notre Dame, with commentary by Paul Walker.

American Bach Society presents Kola Owolabi performing J S Bach's Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr', BWV 664, on the Fritts organ at University of Notre Dame.

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