Wilma Jensen, soon to turn age 90, has come a long way since the first mention of her playing in print, calling her “the youngest organist in Methodism.” Although, given that she was 11 years old at the time, the author was probably correct.
In this episode of Classically Speaking, Jensen reviews the eight decades of her career. Throughout, the interview excerpts from her recordings are woven in. But when it comes to Jensen, there is no substitute for seeing her at the instrument.
In this video, she is the soloist for a live episode of Pipedreams – an American Public Media show, hosted by Michael Barone.
For the full episode, listen above, or download Classically Speaking wherever you get your podcasts. For earlier episodes, visit the archive.