1830 Thomas Appleton organ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
1830 Thomas Appleton organ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Museum Pieces Revisited #1316

…instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and Cincinnati's Museum Center at Union Terminal reveal two sides of the American organ builder's craft.

Hour 1

G.F. HANDEL: Overture to An Occasional OratorioStephen Tharp (Cincinnati Museum, r. 10/24/11)

WILLIAM SELBY: Fugue or Voluntary in D –Victoria Sirota (Metropolitan Museum, r. 4/12/12)

ARTHUR SULLIVAN: The Yeoman of the Guard Overture. RICHARD WAGNER: Pilgrim's Chorus, fr TannhäuserRick Van Matre, saxophone; Peter Conte. (Cincinnati Museum, r. 2005)

ROBERT SIROTA: Holy Ghosts…3 American hymn settings: Helmley-Semley-From Greenland's Icy Mountains (premiere) –Victoria Sirota (Metropolitan Museum)

FRANZ LISZT: FunéraillesFrédéric Champion (Cincinnati Museum, r. 4/23/12)

Hour 2

CHARLES ZEUNER: Voluntary in G "Before Service". ROBERT SIROTA: Festival Prelude (Now thank we all our God) –Victoria Sirota (Metropolitan Museum)

CESAR FRANCK: Choral No. 2 in bPierre Pincemaille (Cincinnati Museum, r. 2/13/06)

FRANCIS LINLEY: Trumpet Voluntary in A –Victoria Sirota (Metropolitan Museum)

GUSTAV MAHLER: Ihrlicht, fr Symphony No. 2Stacey Rishoi, mezzo-soprano; Jean-Baptiste Robin (Cincinnati Museum, r. 5/2/11)

RICHARD WAGNER: Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music, fr Die WalkürePeter Conte (Cincinnati Museum, r. 2005)


1830 Thomas Appleton organ1929 E.M. SkinnerApril 29, 2013David BriggsRobert SullivanHarley Piltingsrud