The Organs in Oscar's Church: Sources of Inspiration and Some Controversy

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:
The Organs in Oscar's Church: Sources of Inspiration and Some Controversy

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The renowned Danish organ-building firm of Marcussen & Søn has had a trendsetting impact in Sweden since the mid-1930s. The magnificent instruments built in the Lund Cathedral and the Göteborg Concernt Hall were followed by many other organs in the succeeding years. Those in Our Lady's Church in Skänninge and in Oscar's Church in Stockholm have won international acclaim, especially through Carl Weinrich's recordings of Bach, and Alf Linder's of Buxtehude, both in Skänninge, on the Westminster label. The Oscar's Church parish is one of the youngest in the city of Stockholm. It was established in 1906, in a relatively new area in the city's east end, which, in contrast to London's East End, had become dominated by a mostly affluent, conservative, and royalist upper class.

Keywords: Marcussen & Søn; Lund Cathedral; Our Lady's Church; Göteborg Concernt Hall; Stockholm

Chapter.  6907 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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