Gunnar Idenstam
Gunnar Idenstam

Gunnar Idenstam #1042

…an introduction to the iconoclastic repertoire and intriguing personality of a multi-faceted Swedish virtuoso for whom ‘everything is organ music’.

Hour 1

GUNNAR IDENSTAM: Cathedral Music Toccata II, Scherzo II, Dance II –Gunnar Idenstam (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) BIS Northern Lights 5018

J.S. BACH: Polonaise, from French Suite in e, BWV 817 –Gunnar Idenstam (1986 Klais/Köln Philharmonie, Köln, Germany) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 11, 2007

J.S. BACH: Minuet, from Anna Magdalena Notebook . TOMAS HANS HANSSON: Polska. J.S. BACH: Gavotte, from English Suite Number 3 in g, BWV 808 –Lisa Rydberg, violin; Gunnar Idenstam, harmonium. Gazell CD-1092

GUSTAV MAHLER: Revelge, from Des Knaben WunderhornHåkan Hagegård, baritone; Gunnar Idenstam (1949 Marcussen/Oscarskyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden) Proprius PRCD-9040

GUNNAR IDENSTAM: 3 Swedish Folk Melodies: Serra; Gangar; HallingJohan Hedin, nyckelharpa; Gunnar Idenstam (1973 Grönlunds/Teg’s Church, Umeå, Sweden) Caprice 21087

Filler –J.S. BACH: Allemande, from French Suite in G, BWV 816, Köln Philharmonie (see above)

Hour 2

GUNNAR IDENSTAM: 3 Improvisations on Folk Themes: Jämtländks Brudmarsch; Poem; Näckens PolskaGunnar Idenstam (1960 Marcussen/St. Matthew Church, Stockholm, Sweden) LCM CD-109

J.S. BACH: Wachet auf, from Schübler Chorales, BWV 645 –Lisa Rydberg, violin; Gunnar Idenstam, harmonium. Gazell CD-1092

CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG: I dreamed a dream, from Les MisérablesHåkan Hagegård, baritone; Gunnar Idenstam (1949 Marcussen/Oscarskyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden) Proprius PRCD-9040

GUNNAR IDENSTAM: Norsk BrudmarschAnders Paulsson, saxophone; Gunnar Idenstam, organ. Atrium 22110

FRANZ LISZT (after Rossini): Cujus animam. PETR EBEN: Invocation I –Christian Lindberg, trombone; Gunnar Idenstam (1949 Marcussen/Oscarskyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden) BIS-CD-488

TRADITIONAL: Staffan BalladSt. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden, conductor; Gunnar Idenstam (1976 Marcussen/Sankt Jacobs kyrka, Stockholm, Sweden) BIS Northern Lights 5031

BILL WHELAN (arranged by Gunnar Idenstam): RiverdanceGunnar Idenstam (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded January 23, 2010

Filler –GUNNAR IDENSTAM: Dance II, from Cathedral Music (see above)

 

Gunnar Idemstam makes a pair of rare recital appearances in the United States this fall, performing in Minneapolis, October 29, and Philadelphia, November 6.