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Organ Inauguration: Romance and Experiments

The Concert Hall’s new organ explores the unrivalled romantic tradition of the French and the unquenchable thirst for experimentation of the modernists!

Organ Inauguration: Romance and Experiments

The Concert Hall’s new organ explores the unrivalled romantic tradition of the French and the unquenchable thirst for experimentation of the modernists!

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.

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 seat to the magnificent premiere concerts and be among the first to experience the powerful organ sounds in Gothenburg Concert Hall!

Organ Curiosities 17.00-17.30

Hear guests from the inauguration programmes give additional dimensions to the concert, the organ and the organ music in a free conversation led by Erik Risberg. A warm welcome to the Great Hall 17.00-17.30.

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

Programme


Guilmant Introction et Allegro from Organ sonata No 1
12 min


Herchenröder Northern Lights


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


Participants


Magnus Kjellson orgel


Karin Nelson orgel


Hans Davidsson orgel


Hans-Ola Ericsson orgel


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