GÖTEBORG INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL
October 12-23, 2022
It is my distinct pleasure to launch the program of the Göteborg International Organ Festival (GIOF) 2022 with its theme: Voices. We encounter a variety of VOICES with different character, color, and quality in organs of all times. Each organ comprises a unique web of individual voices, stops, that form a sonorous ensemble. Göteborg has a unique ensemble of diverse high-quality organs evoking centuries of our music culture, a distinct and recognized voice among leading international organ cities. Please do join us to celebrate the power of all kinds of voices in music. We present a twelve-day organ feast full of concerts, workshops, presentations, panel discussions, encounters with music from the Renaissance to the present day, improvisation, meditative, experimental, and new music. Enjoy the voices of the world-unique north German baroque organ in Örgryte New Church, the new world-class concert hall organ, and the rich variety of organs in our city. Let a multitude of voices and soundscapes in organ, vocal, and instrumental music from the Renaissance to experimental music of our time inspire you.
We warmly welcome you to Göteborg and the Göteborg International Organ Festival 2022, to a world of passion and tactile sounds for people of all ages, for a future of peace, and for the right of all human beings to raise their Voices.
– Hans Davidsson
ORGAN, VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT DAY
FEATURING THE ANNIVERSARIES OF CÉSAR FRANCK, JOHANN KUHNAU AND JOHANN ADAM REINCKEN
THE REPRESSED VOICES OF MUSIC AND THE MUSIC OF MINORITIES
REGIONAL CHOIR AND ORGAN FESTIVAL AT THE CONCERT HALL
CONFERENCE ON 17TH- AND 18TH-CENTURY ORGAN ART
GÖTEBORG YOUTH ORGAN FESTIVAL
MORNING WORKSHOPS, AFTERNOON SEMINARS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS
RECITALISTS AND PRESENTERS
Edoardo Bellotti, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Aude Heurtematte, Gunnar Idenstam, Hampus Lindwall, Nathan Laube, Anne Laver, Kimberly Marshall, Sietze de Vries, Annette Richards, Christian Schmidt, Joel Speerstra, Joris Verdin, Catalina Vicens, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Servir Antico, Gageego, Gothenburg Youth Choir, Gothenburg Girls Choir, Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble, Cantastoria, Choirs from Falköping and Lidköping and others.
Featuring the organs in the Concert Hall, Örgryte New Church, Vasa Church, Haga Church and others.
Gothenburg Art Sounds Festival, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of Drama and Music, University of Gothenburg, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University.
Gothenburg City Cultural Council, The Cultural Committee of Region Västra Götaland, The Swedish Arts Council, and the Church of Sweden, the parishes of Backa, Gothenburg Cathedral, Västra Frölunda and Örgryte.
October 17-21, Monday
– Friday 9:00-11:30
César Franck’s Twelve Pieces for Organ
Joris Verdin and Nathan Laube
Artisten, Organ Hall
–Six Pièces (1859–64): Fantaisie in C major; Grande Pièce Symphonique; Prélude, Fugue et Variation; Pastorale; Prière; Final (recommended editions: Mayens-Couvreur, 1868, or Durand, vertical edition)
–Trois Pièces (1878): Fantaisie in A major, Cantabile, Pièce Héroïque (recommended edition: Durand & Fils, 1883)
–Trois Chorals (1890): Choral in E Major; Choral in B minor; Choral in A minor (recommended edition: Durand & Fils, 1892) All editions in vertical or “piano”/“portrait” format, all available on IMSLP or in facsimile at Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag, St. Augustin.
In this workshop all twelve pieces will be presented in an order chosen by the presenters. It is recommended to participate in the whole five-day workshop. However, it is also possible to choose only Monday–Wednesday or Thursday–Friday. Please note that if you choose only one of the two parts, please note that the number and order of pieces in each part of the workshop will not be decided in advance.
Hymn Playing and Improvisation
Sietze de Vries
a selection of hymns will be provided to the accepted participants
North German Baroque:
Organ music by Johann Reincken, Nikolaus Hasse and Dieterich Buxtehude
Edoardo Bellotti and Annette Richards
Örgryte New Church
Johann Adam Reincken (recommended edition: Breitkopf, ed. Pieter Dirksen)
–An Wasserflüssen Babylon; Toccata ex G; Toccata ex g; Fuga in g Nikolaus Hasse (recommended edition
Breitkopf, ed. Klaus Beckmann):
–Jesus Christus unser Heiland I and II Dieterich Buxtehude (recommended editions Breitkopf, ed. Harald Vogel or The Broad Trust Edition, ed. Michael Belotti)
–Free organ works of your own choice
Organ and Keyboard Music by Johann Kuhnau and J. S. Bach
Edoardo Bellotti, Magnus Kjellson and Joel Speerstra
Johann Kuhnau: The Six Biblical Sonatas and free choice from The Frische Clavier-Früchte (recommended edition: Johanna Kuhnau: Complete Works for Keyboard, ed. Müllemann/Wollny, G. Henle Verlag)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello (BWV 992) (recommended edition: Bärenreiter, BA05234)
Organ Music by Ligeti and Pärt
Kimberly Marshall and Hans Hellsten
György Ligeti: Ricercare, Volumina and from Two Études: II. Coulée Arvo Pärt: Trivium, Mein Weg hat Gipfel und Wellentäler, and Annum per Annum
There will also be workshops in Swedish for pianists with repertoire for fortepiano, clavichord, organ and harpsichord and continuing education of church musicians.
Programme may be subject to change.
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A Warm Welcome!
Photo: Lars Andersson/LTU
The Göteborg International Organ Academy Association