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Organ Inauguration: Romance and Experiments

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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 organ work.

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Thanks to the collaboration between the real estate company Higab, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg’s international organ academy, Gothenburg now has a new world-class concert hall organ, built by Rieger Orgelbau in Austria. Secure your ticket to the magnificent premiere concerts and be among the first to experience the powerful organ sounds on site in the salon in Gothenburg Concert Hall!

Konserthusorgeln syns mellan lammellerna längst fram i konsertsalen, ovanför scenen. På scenen står en man och blickar upp mot orgeln.


Guilmant Introction et Allegro from Organ sonata No 1
12 min

Herchenröder Nordic Light

Hambraeus Introitus - Meditatio ur Missa pro organo, in memoriam Olivier Messiaen för orgel
8 min

Andrée Cantilena
4 min

Isaksson Span
10 min

Ligeti Volumina
15 min

Duruflé Sicilienne och Toccata from suite for organ op 5
15 min


Magnus Kjellson organ

Karin Nelson organ

Hans Davidsson organ

Hans-Ola Ericsson organ

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