Paul Jacobs writes a beautiful piece on the significance of the acoustic organ.
In Praise of Pipes
How Paul Jacobs brought the organ from the church into concert halls.
Freeing the pipe organ from the usual grind - The Washington Post
"A tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Mary the Virgin and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola reveal the personalities of the instruments that can both caress and crush." - James R. Oestreich, The New York Times
On the Organ Trail in Manhattan - NYT
Paul's San Francisco performance of Messiaen's Livre du Saint-Sacrement attracts quite fascinating press coverage in the bay area.
Organist Paul Jacobs – On Messiaen’s ‘Livre du Saint-Sacrement’
Paul sits down w/ Peter Matthew from Feast of Music to share some insights on the organ, composers, classical music and arts in our contemporary society.
Coffee Conversation: Paul Jacobs - Part 1
Paul curates the 18-hour WQXR all Bach marathon at the Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan. Former and current Juilliard students will perform more than 150 fugues, chorales and other organ works.
WQXR All-day Bach Organ Marathon
Paul plays magnificent Ruffatti organ through an Olympian program that includes Bach's Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29, followed by Mozart's Andante in F major for Mechanical Organ, the Organ Sonata No. 1 in D minor by Alexandre Guilmant, and culminating with Max Reger's Introduction, Variations, and Fugue on an Original Theme.
A Conversation With Organist Paul Jacobs at Davies Hall
The Scarsdale Inquirer's article about Paul Jacobs as an "eloquent ambassador for the 'king of instruments'" two days before his recital at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, NY.
The "well-tempered" organist
In a Wall Street Journal interview with reporter Barrymore Laurence Scherer, Paul discusses the deep resilience of great art, his early affinity for music, and his Carnegie Hall debut with Michael Tilson Thomas and the American Mavericks.
A Wall Street Journal interview with Paul
In this audio clip, Paul discusses and plays César Franck’s “Final in B-flat Major” on the William Gillespie Organ at Segerstrom Concert Hall, following an April 17, 2010 Pacific Symphony performance of the Poulenc Organ Concerto.
Paul plays Franck’s “Final in B-Flat Major” at Segerstrom Hall