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The Steinmayer Organ in Nidaros Cathedral

Draagen,Magne
Release Date: 02/10/2015 
Label:  Lawo Classics   Catalog #: 1075   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edvard GriegMarcel DupréHerbert HowellsCharles-Marie Widor,   ... 
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nidaros Cathedral’s Steinmeyer organ, completed in 1930 for the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Stiklestad, is one of the largest cathedral organs in Europe. The instrument has, however, suffered an unkind fate over the course of time as a result of moves within the cathedral, a reduction of the number of stops, and exposure to dampness and draft. Maintenance of the organ eventually became so demanding that those in charge of its repair could only pray and hope for the best. Many years of tireless effort to have the organ restored, led by former Director of Music Per Fridtjov Bonsaksen, finally produced results, and in the spring of 2012 the municipality of Trondheim agreed to act as guarantor for the cost of the restoration project. In Read more late summer of the same year, Kuhn Organ Builders began the laborious task of dismantling the organ and sending a significant portion of the instrument to its factory in Switzerland for restoration. The following year, in September 2013, work began on installing the organ in its new façade, and in May 2014 it was ready for use. After having stood “with clipped wings” for over fifty years, the organ again has its full range of timbre. The Steinmeyer organ in Nidaros Cathedral is once more one of Europe’s largest and most magnificent cathedral organs, and it has, in addition, been updated digitally, making playing easier — and listening more pleasurable. - LAWO Classics Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
2.
Le tombeau de Titelouze, Op. 38: no 16, Placare Christe Servulis by Marcel Dupré
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
3.
Master Tallis's Testament by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
4.
Conte d'Avril, Op. 64: Marche Nuptiale by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
5.
Pieces (12) for Organ, Op. 59 "Orgelmesse": no 9, Benedictus in D flat major by Max Reger
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Germany 
6.
Toccata over kjaerlighet er lysets kilde by Egil Hovland
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
7.
In Paradisum, for organ by Théodore Dubois
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
8.
Nidarosdomens Klokker, Op 37b by Ludvig Nielsen
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: Modern 
9.
Hommage to Handel, Op. 75b by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Germany 
10.
Adagio, Op. 9 by Arild Sandvold
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
11.
Moto Ostinato for organ by Petr Eben
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: Modern 
12.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 8, Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
13.
Improvisasjon over en folketone fra Hornindal by Magne H. Draagen
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: 20th/21st Centuries 
Written: Norway 
14.
Grand choeur dialogué for organ by Eugene Gigout
Performer:  Magne H. Draagen (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Written: France 

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