Organist Carlo Curley (c. 1983)

March 8, 2024, 11:00 pm

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Close up of ornate organ
The organ of the Basilica of St. Martin, in Weingarten, Germany (Photo: Andreas Praefcke, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

American organist Carlo Curley (1952-2012), a self-styled “Pavarotti of the organ,” was an entertaining figure with a phenomenal keyboard technique and an oversized personality. He was Studs Terkel’s guest on WFMT in 1983.