Organ matinée with Alma Faxén
Music by Bach, Reger and Idenstam.
Thursday 2 February 2023 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Through Konserthuset’s popular organ matinée subscription, audiences get to hear Sweden’s leading organists play the building’s organ – one of the largest in Europe, with 6.100 pipes.
Alma Faxén first heard the organ at just two years of age, and at the age of six, she finally had her first organ lesson at Mellansel Folk High School. Alma now studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with professor Johannes Landgren. Her previous teachers include Ulf Norberg and Gunnar Idenstam.
Alma’s first major appearance as a soloist was at the age of ten, in the presence of the Archbishop, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria. She has already won many distinctions, including a scholarship for excellent grades, growth and fellowship from Roslagens Sparbank Foundation, and the youth scholarship from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
At today’s organ matinée, Alma Faxén will perform music by one Swedish and two German organ masters: Gunnar Idenstam, Max Reger and J.S. Bach. And it is the master improvisor Idenstam (born in 1961), and previous teacher of Alma Faxén, who frames the programme with three arrangements and a concluding toccata.
The musicApproximate times
Trad Balladen om fröken Adelin, version for organ arr Gunnar Idenstam3 min
Trad Grind-Hans jässbodspolska, version for organ arr Gunnar Idenstam3 min
Trad Brudmarsch efter Lejsme Per, version for organ arr Gunnar Idenstam3 min
Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major for organ BWV 56417 min
Max Reger Toccata in d minor from 12 Pieces for organ op 593 min
Gunnar Idenstam Toccata V from Metal Angel Suite No. 1 for organ3 min
- Alma Faxén organ