Available until 4 February 2022

Romance and Experiments

The French were experts of the romantic organ, both in terms of construction and composition. The Concert Hall’s new organ explores that expertise during this evening’s concert.

Enjoy a surge of sound by romantic Guilmant – who, incidentally, inspired Elfrida Andrée, organist of the Gothenburg Cathedral. Maurice Duruflé, a member of the next generation, then took the French tradition to another level with his skill and bravado. This work stands in stark contrast to that of experimental modernists Bengt Hambraeus and Hungarian György Ligeti, not to mention the premiere of a piping-hot new works by Madeleine Isaksson and Martin Herchenröder.

The organ is called the “Queen of Instruments”, and for a good reason: no other acoustic instrument is so varied in sound and dynamics, from the most subtle, solitary note to massive chords that make floors and walls vibrate. This is aptly demonstrated by the new, world class Rieger Orgelbau organ with two keyboards, 112 stops and over 9000 pipes.

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Guilmant Introction et Allegro from Organ sonata No 1

Herchenröder Nordic Light

Hambraeus Introitus - Meditatio from Missa pro organo, in memoriam Olivier Messiaen for organ

Andrée Cantilena

Isaksson Span

Ligeti Volumina

Duruflé Sicilienne and Toccata from suite for organ op 5


Magnus Kjellson organ

Karin Nelson organ

Hans Davidsson organ

Hans-Ola Ericsson organ

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