French Crescendo and German Diminuendo: Character and Context in 19th-Century European Organ Art October 19-23, 2015

Programme

This is the official program for the Organ Academy, listing all lectures, masterclasses, and concerts. All activities are open to all Academy participants, and all concerts are open to the general public as well. You are warmly invited to attend. Hymn Singing Festival in Östergötland, 17 & 18 October, a Weekend Preceding the Organ Academy in Göteborg

Saturday, October 17
13:00 Demonstration of the organ (by students of the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg) Presentation
13:30 “Life and work of Pehr Schiörlin” – Axel Unnerbäck “The Linköping organ building tradition, with special attention to Pehr Schiörlin” – Niclas Fredriksson Lecture
15:00 Mendelssohn’s Organ Sonatas Introduction, Masterclass Hans Davidsson
17:00 Hymn playing with Per Högberg Workshop
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner Social
20:00 Concert on the 1794 Pehr Schiörlin organ (I/11) Concert Joel Speerstra
Sunday, October 18
9:30 Hymn singing accompaniment in Linköping and Gammalkil Introduction Niclas Fredriksson
10:15 Hymn singing and organ accompaniment – with Per Högberg Introduction
11:00 Hymn singing festival; minister: Per Olof Nisser; organist Per Högberg Concert
12:00 Lunch Social
13:00 Organ excursion departure Excursion
13:30 1783 Pehr Schiörlin organ (I/12) Presentation of the organ – Axel Unnerbäck Demonstration of the organ & workshop on hymn accompaniment – Per Högberg Excursion, Presentation
15:30 1761 Jonas Wistenius organ (I/11) Presentation of the organ – Axel Unnerbäck Demonstration of the organ & workshop on hymn accompaniment – Per Högberg Excursion, Presentation
18:00 Dinner Social
19:30 Mendelssohn’s Six Organ Sonatas Concert Hans Davidsson
Monday, October 19
9:00 Departure General
11:00 - 16:30 Registration General
15:00 French and German Organ Building in the 19th Century Presentation Paul Peeters
19:00 Opening Concert Concert Magnus Kjellson
Tuesday, October 20
9:00 - 12:00 Tempo & metronome in France; Lefébure-Wely Meditaciones religiosas; Franck Six Pièces Case Study, Introduction Joris Verdin
12:00 Lunch concert Concert
12:00 Lunch concert Concert
14:00 - 16:30 Tempo and expression in Mendelssohn’s Sonatas Introduction Hans Davidsson
17:00 Alexandre Guilmant Presentation Kurt Lueders
20:00 Concert Concert Joris Verdin
Wednesday, October 21
9:00 - 12:00 Dynamics & Phrasing in France before and after 1870; Franck Pièces posthumes, Six Pièxes; Widor Symphonie Gothique Case Study, Introduction Joris Verdin
12:00 Lunchconcert Concert
14:00 - 16:30 1) German organ schools and performance practice in the early 19th century. 2) Slurs in Mendelssohn’s organ music; Mendelssohn Sonata I; Ritter Sonata III; Rheinberger Sonata III Case Study, Introduction Ludger Lohmann
17:00 A portrait of the 19th-century organist Presentation Joris Verdin Ludger Lohmann
20:00 Concert Concert Kurt Lueders
Thursday, October 22
12:00 Lunchconcert Concert
12:00 Lunchconcert Concert
14:00 - 16:30 Touch and Phrasing before and after 1870; Lefébure-Wely Offertoires op. 34 & 35, L’Organiste Moderne; Franck Trois Pièces Case Study, Lecture Joris Verdin
17:00 The so-called Lemmens tradition Presentation Annelies Focquaert
20:00 Concert Concert Ludger Lohmann
Friday, October 23
9:00 - 12:00 A world of ideas behind 19th-century organ music: France; Lemmens Four Pieces in the; Free Style; Franck Trois Chorals; Widor Symphonie Gothique Case Study, Lecture Joris Verdin
12:00 Lunchconcert Concert
14:30 - 16:30 A world of ideas behind 19th-century organ music: Germany; Reger – Phantasie und Fuge in d minor op. 135b & Karg-Elert Chorale Prelude “Jesu meine Freude” Case Study, Lecture Ludger Lohmann
17:00 Sigfrid Karg-Elert Presentation Sverker Jullander
17:00 Concert with participants of this year’s master classes Concert
20:30 Farewell dinner (for participants and faculty only) General, Social