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Sonata in G minor, Op 23

'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 5' (CDA66676)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 5
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Finale: Allegro con brio
Track 10 on CDA66676 [5'47] Archive Service
Movement 3: Alla Sarabanda
Track 9 on CDA66676 [2'12] Archive Service

Sonata in G minor, Op 23
This Sonata was composed some six years before Nielsen’s Commotio, but fits much more comfortably into the Romantic mould. Its composer was Swedish and is famous in his own country for a fetching little piece, much played at weddings and funerals, based on a psalm melody from Dalarna. He established himself as a conductor and organist in Stockholm who wrote more for the orchestra than for the organ. The third movement of the G minor Sonata is a Sarabande ‘aged’ by parallel fifths, and the finale is a muscular ‘Allegro con brio’ haunted in places by the spectre of Rachmaninov.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1994

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Details for CDA66676 track 10
Finale: Allegro con brio
Recording date
28 June 1993
Recording venue
Turku (Abo) Cathedral, Finland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
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  1. Organ Fireworks, Vol. 5 (CDA66676)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: February 1994
    Deletion date: September 2014
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