Notes and Editorial Reviews
Light, spirit, life, strength, sincere comfort, profound beauty – this amazingly mature composition, written when Otto Olsson was a mere twenty-three years old, has an undisputable place among the great sacred symphonic choral works.
"For those looking for a Requiem that eschews both the apocalyptic (Verdi) as well as the saccarine (Fauré), Olsson's deeply moving work . . . can be easily recommended.
"This reverent 1993 account catches the radiant fervour and humanity of the music." --
"Proprius have for many years been one of the world leaders in organ and choral recording. With Bertil Gripe at the controls one can rest assured that there is space and
clarity, further enhanced by this hybrid SACD issue. Curt Carlsson and Erik Lundkvist -- the latter one of Otto Olsson’s successors as organist of the Gustaf Vasa Church -- have written the informative booklet text.
"This is the only existing recording of this work and will presumably remain so for the foreseeable future, which also means that this is a “best buy.” This music is definitely worth closer acquaintance." -- www.musicweb-international.com
Works on This Recording
Requiem in G minor, Op. 13 by Otto Emanuel Olsson
Inger Blom (Mezzo Soprano),
Björn Haugen (Tenor),
Sylvia Lindenstrand (Soprano),
Olle Sköld (Bass)
Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra,
Gustav Vasa Oratorio Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901-1903; Sweden
Notes: This selection is sung in Greek and Latin.
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