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Three Organs of Skansen / Karen Strid, et al

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>Aberg, Thomas : Swedenborg Pieces (2)
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Notes & Reviews:

Here is a perfect example of what could be called a musical scrapbook. It's a collection featuring the three organs of Skansen, Stockholm. Skansen is the largest outdoor museum in the world and is located in Stockholm at Djurgarden. There one can find buildings from all phases of Swedish history. There are animals, gardens and, not least, Seglora Church, which is one of Sweden's most popular churches for weddings. One of the organs featured was built in the 1700s as part of the Swedenborg Gazebo, where the philosopher and natural scientist Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) built a courtyard around 1750. The positive organ therein is featured for the first time on record. Seglora Church itself has two organs: the old organ built in 1777 and a newly installed digital organ by the Allen Company. As for the scrapbook idea: this CD contains not just music by significant Swedish composers and arrangements of traditional tunes but the sounding of church bells at the beginning and end and recited poems by Hjalmar Gullberg (1898-1961), a Swedish writer, poet and translator of Greek drama in Swedish.


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>Thomas Åberg (1952 - ) : Swedenborg Pieces (2)
  • Performers: Thomas Åberg (Organ); Anna-Greta Leijon (Organ); Karin Strid (Organ)
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio