Organ Matinée with Mattias Wager
Ravel’s Bolero in an arrangement for organ.
Thursday 15 November 2018 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
In Konserthuset’s popular organ matinée subscription, audiences get to hear Sweden’s leading organists play the building’s own organ – one of the largest instruments in Europe!
The guest soloist at this organ matinée is Mattias Wager, who has been Stockholm Cathedral’s organist since 2011; he is also an internationally active concert organist. Mattias studied, among others, with Torvald Torén, Mats Åberg and Anders Bondeman, and graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 1992. Mattias is also active as a composer and has composed music for theatrical performances about Luther and Bridget of Sweden, as well as for Stockholm City Theatre’s critically acclaimed performance of Strindberg’s Master Olof.
Mattias will present a programme ranging from Ravel’s well-known and captivating Bolero to an organ version of the equally familiar Air from Johann Sebastian Bach’s third orchestral suite.
He will also play music by American composer Florence Beatrice Price, by Christina Blomkvist and Adagio and Allegro by Mozart – originally composed formechanical organ. Mozart is said to have detested the sound of the mechanical organ, but he still took on the commission for this piece in 1790, the year before he died.
The musicApproximate times
Christina Blomkvist Allegro maestoso for organ3 min
Johann Sebastian Bach Air célèbre for organ arr Sigfrid Karg-Elert5 min
Florence Beatrice Price Suite No. 1 for organ12 min
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio and Allegro for organ KV 59413 min
Maurice Ravel Bolero, version for organ arr Masahiko Satoh13 min
- Mattias Wager organ