Göteborg International Organ Academy


 

Radio Transmissions on the Swedish Radio
of Concerts
in the Göteborg InternationalOrgan Academy 1996
(autumn 1996)

Some concerts will also be broadcasted by other European radio stations
through the EBU

 


Last update: Sept. 16, 1996


Producers of the radio transmissions:
Martin Hansson, Urban H‰gglund and Rolf Haglund (Swedish Radio)
Programme engineer: Sven-Erik Edwardsson (Swedish Radio)
Program number: 4550-96/1001-1009


 


Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996

Swedish Radio, Programme 2/P2, 22:25-23:40
Program number: -1001

Mikael Wahlin, Sweden, organ

The Opening Concert of the Göteborg International Organ Academy 1996, Friday Aug. 9, in the Organ Hall of the School of Music and Musicology, the Willis-Organ :
CÈsar Franck (1822-1890): Premier Chorale
Alfred Hollins (1865-1942): A Trumpet Menuette
Max Reger (1873-1916): Variationen und Fige, fis-Moll, Opus 73

Mikael Wahlin (b. 1960) studied with Hans Fagius and Hans-Ola Ericsson at the School of Music and Musicology in G"teborgand with David Sanger in London. He received his Soloist Diploma in 1988. Among his international competetion successes he has won First Prize for Interpretation at the St. Albans competition in England. He gives recitals regularly in Sweden and abroad and teaches at the School of Music and Muscology in G"teborgand at the College of Music in Malmö.


Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996

Swedish Radio, Programme 2/P2, 20:45-22:00
Program number: -1002

Jacques van Oortmerssen, Netherlands, organ,
Lisbeth Vecchi, Sweden, violin, Liselott Johansson, Sweden, soprano

Concert in the Göteborg InternationalOrgan Academy 1996, Friday Aug. 9, in Christinae Church, G"teborg
Organ: See
"Organs in the Organ Academy "

Siegfried Karg-Elert (1877-1933):

Improvisation


Jacques van Oortmerssen began his studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory with AndrÈ Verwoerd. Between 1974 and 1976 he was a student of Marie-Claire Alain in Paris, where he was awarded the Prix d'Excellence in 1976. Since 1979 he has been Professor of Organ at the Sweelinck Conservatory, Amsterdam, where his organ class attracts students from many different countries. In 1982 he succeeded Gustav Leonhardt as titular organist of the Waalse Kerke. In addition to being a visiting professor at the G"teborgSchool of Music and Musicology and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, he has visited conservatories worldwide as a guest teacher. His interpretation of Bach and early music have brought him widespread fame. The complete organ works of Brahms and C. Ph. E. Bach feature among his many recordings. In 1995 he started recording (on Vanguard Classics) the complete organ works of J. S. Bach on the most important historical organs in Europe.

Lisbeth Vecchi was from 1964 to 1979 a violinist in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Since 1979 she has taught violin and violin method at the School of Music and Musicology in Göteborg. She has been a member of several chamber music ensembles, including the G"teborgChamber Soloists, Ars Intima and the Stenahmmar Quartet.

Liselott Johansson finished her 4th year of music studies ion G"teborgin the spring of 1996. Her teachers have been Birgitta Bergström at the School for Theatre and Opera and David Harper in London. She is often engaged as a soprano soloist, especially for oratorios and orchestral works.


Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996

Swedish Radio, Programme 2/P2, 20:15-22:00
Program number: -1004

Ludger Lohmann, Germany, organ
The Gösta Ohlin Vocal Ensemble, Sweden

conducted by Gösta Ohlin
Carl-Gustaf Holmgren, Sweden, barytone
Annica Sjöstrand, organ accompaniment

Concert in the Göteborg International Organ Academy 1996, Tuesday Aug. 13, in the Christinae Church in Göteborg
Organ: See
"Organs in the Organ Academy "

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847): Richte mich, Gott [choir]
Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Die Seligpreisungen [barytone, choir, organ]
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Geistliches Lied, opus 30 [choir and organ]
Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901): Hymn, opus 69:2, Abendlied, opus 69:3 [choir]
Max Reger (1873-1916): Abendlied, opus 39:2 [choir]
Max Reger: From opus 80: Canzonetta, Ave Maria, Perpetuum mobile [organ]
Max Reger: Ach, Herr, strafe mich nicht (motett), opus 110:2 [choir]
Max Reger: Introduktion, Passacaglia und Fuge, op. 127 [organ]


Ludger Lohmann (b. 1954) studied organ with Wolfgang Stockmeier and Marie-Claire Alain among others. He was appointed Professor of Organ at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart in 1983, at the same time taking up the position of titular organist at the city's Catholic Cathedral. He holds a Doctorate in Musicology. His thesis "Articulation on Keyboard Instruments of the 16th to 18th Centuries" is widely respected and he is regarded as being one of the leading authorities in the field of music performance practice. In recent years his research has been focused on the 19th century music and performance practice. He began his career as an international recitalist by winning several organ competitions. Ludger Lohmann's recordings span the whole organ repertoire and he enjoys a worldwide reputation as a sought-after recitalist and teacher.

The Gösta Ohlin Vocal Ensemble (GOVE) was founded in 1971. The choir consists of 25 singers, most of them professional musicians such as music teachers, church musicians, singing teachers and choirmasters. Their repertoire is extensive and consists of both sacred and secular music, from traditional music to modern composers. The ensemble has taken part in several festivals, most recently in St. Petersburg and on Sardinia. GOVE has appeared on the Swedish Radio and abroad. GOVE has made four recordings:

Gösta Ohlin studied Church Music and Education at the Conservatory of Stockholm. After working as Director of Music and Organist in the Bethlehem Church and the BiskopsgÂrden Church in Göteborg he became lecturer for singing, choral Singing and choral conducting at the Göteborg School of Music. In 1976 he became a Professor and since 1983 he has been a member of the Swedish Royal Music Academy. In 1987 he was voted "Choral Conductor of the Year".

Carl-Gustaf Holmgren's musical background is in music education and solo singing at the School of Music in Göteborg. From 1976-1989 he taugth voice and vocal method at the same school. In the last twenty years Holmgren has performed in many and varied musical events such as Bach's passions and cantatas, opera and operetta, revues and big band concerts. He has recorded lieder for Radio Sweden many times. Together with the Göteborg Symphony Orcherstra, Holmgren has recorded with Deutsche Grammophon. Since 1994 he has been employed by the Göteborg Opera House.


Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996

Swedish Radio, Programme 2/P2, 14:00-15:30
Program number: -1005

Hans van Nieuwkoop, Netherlands, organ

Concert in the Göteborg InternationalOrgan Academy 1996, Thursday Aug. 15, in the Haga Church in G"teborg
About the
Brombaugh-organ in the Haga Church

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Anthoni van Noordt (c. 1615-1675)

Hans van Nieuwkoop studied organ with Albert de Klerk at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. During his time there he received several prizes. He is also a musicologist and has published several articles on different subjects. In 1988 he presented his doctoral dissertation on the organ history of Haarlem from the 15th century until the present day. He teaches organ playing at the Sweelinck Conservatory. He is also the organist of St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, and works as an advisor on organ building and restoration.


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