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Exordium: The Cahman Organ at Leufsta Bruk (1728)

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195144154
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849369 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0008
Exordium: The Cahman Organ at Leufsta Bruk (1728)

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In the 18th century Leufsta Bruk was a bustling factory town, one of the leading producers of bar iron in all of Europe. The entire estate, consisting of foundry, administration buildings, manor house, church, housing for the workers, and the surrounding land, belonged to the Baron Charles De Geer. He commissioned the building of an organ by Johan Niclas Cahman that stands today as one of the largest and best preserved baroque organs in all of Scandinavia. The chapter gives an overview of the forthcoming chapters as they relate to the De Geer family and its Leufsta Bruk estate, and the Cahman organ and its historical context from Axel Unnerbäck.

Keywords: Leufsta Bruk; Baron Charles De Geer; Johan Niclas Cahman; baroque organs; Scandinavia; Axel Unnerbäck

Chapter.  659 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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