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Italian organist and composer. He studied at the Conservatories of Milan and Turin. In 1904 he entered the Academy of Saint Cecilia in Rome to study organ with Renzi, piano with Sgambati and composition with de Sanctis. For two years he served as deputy organist at the Vatican and the royal church in Rome. From 1907 he was organist and choirmaster of the church of St. Francis Xavier in New York. He won a wide reputation as a concert organist. In 1921 he was made honarary organist of the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican.
Pietro Yon was also the organist at St Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, New York City (1926-43). Source: http://www.classical-composers.org/cgi-bin/ccd.cgi?comp=yon
Photograph collection of Tom Tomaszek
performed on the original Reuter opus #822 console & pipe organ, August 21, 2005
The original 822's blower was in use at this time.
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