Music: Pietro Yon

Most of us know Pietro, the handorganist, but few have heard Pietro, the pipe-organist. Yet both are masters in their respective fields.

Pietro Alessandro Yon left a most enduring impression on a Manhattan audience last week, when he dedicated the beautiful new Speyer Organ at the Town Hall. He played Mendelssohn and Bach, and introduced his own Sonata Romantica, as well as Skilton's American Indian Fantasy. The barbaric clangor of this last composition made many of his hearers forget that Yon can, when he wants to, play with such solid gravity that he...

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