Choral & Organ

CD 22031

DSD SuperAudio CD

Organ Treasures

Mattias Wager

Works by
J.S.Bach, Franck, Ives, Pierné, Karg-Elert & Widor

Mattias Wager
Mattias Wager was born in Stockholm in 1967.   He studied Organ and Church Music at the Royal College of Music.   His tutors were Torvald Torén (interpretation), Mats Åberg (baroqueinterpretation) and Anders Bondeman (improvisation).   For his début recital in 1992 he was awarded the medal of the Royal College of Music.   He has also studied abroad with Johannes Geffer in Bonn and in Paris with Naji Hakim.

Among his achievements in international competitions are included three first prizes: in the 1995 Organ Interpretation Competition in St Albans, England, and in the improvisation competitions in 1991 in Strängnäs, Sweden and 1995 in Paris (Grand Prix d’improvisation “Pierre Cochereau”).

The organ of the Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm was built by the Swedish firm Grönlund in 1975–76.
The case was designed by C. F. Adelcrantz and dates from 1762.
Hedvig Eleonora Chuch, Stockholm
A few words on the recording:
This is a pure DSD recording in 4.1
While a big church organ like this one has an very deep bass, we have on this recording taken the advantage of the LFE (sub-woofer) channel.   In order to do this, we let Mr. Jörgen Thuresson custom make a special electronic crossover network at 24dB/octave according to the principal of Linkwitz-Riley.   The crossover allocates all frequencies below 60 Hz from the front stereomicrophone to the LFE and all above to the left and right front channels.
As an advice to owners of an active sub-woofer, please set the crossover adjustment well above 60 Hz so as not to affect the matching with the front channels.
- Jan-Eric Persson, Opus 3

J. S. BACH (1685–1750)
  1. Toccata & Fugue in D minor
  2. Jesus bleibet meine Freude (arr. by M. Duruflé)
  3. Sinfonia, from Cantata 29 (arr. by A. Guilmant)
  4. Air (arr. by S. Karg-Elert)

CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
  5. Pièce Héroïque

CHARLES IVES (1874–1954)
  6. Variations on “America”

GABRIEL PIERNÉ (1863–1937)
Trois pièces op 29:
  7. Prélude
  8. Cantilène
  9. Scherzando de concert

10. Valse Mignonne op 142:2

11. Toccata from Symphony no 5

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