Kåre Nordstoga

The Organ of Oslo Cathedral

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Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020181158
Catnr: LWC 1103
Release date: 02 September 2016
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Label
Lawo Classics
UPC
7090020181158
Catalogue number
LWC 1103
Release date
02 September 2016

"The three short Norwegian pieces are all quite tonal and conservative, and appear to be well done. The recorded sound is excellent; the booklet notes are perfunctory."

Fanfare, 01-6-2017
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On this new release, organist Kare Nordstoga plays a variety of famous works by Bach, Grieg, Reger, Gounod, and others to showcase the beautiful organ in Oslo Cathedral. The main organ in Oslo Cathedral was built by Norwegian organ builders Ryde & Berg in 1998. The organ façade is the original one from the Baroque organ of 1727 built by the Danish organ builder Lambert Daniel Kastens, who studied and worked with the famous North German organ builder Arp Schnitger. Kare Nordstoga studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Soren Gangflot, Bjorn Boysen, and Kaare Omung, among others. Following his debut concert in 1978, he continued his studies under David Sanger in London, and he was for a time organist at Ullern Church, before coming to Oslo Cathedral in 1984. He has also been associated with the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he was appointed professor in 1994.
The main organ in Oslo Cathedral was built by Norwegian organ builders Ryde & Berg in 1998. On this CD, organist Kåre Nordstoga plays a variety of famous works by Bach, Grieg, Reger, Gounod and others, to showcase this beautiful instrument.

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KÅRE NORDSTOGA - ORGAN
Kåre Nordstoga (b. 1954) studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music under Søren Gangfløt, Bjørn Boysen, and Kaare Ørnung, among others. Following his debut concert in 1978, he continued his studies under David Sanger in London, and he was for a time organist at Ullern Church, before coming to Oslo Cathedral in 1984. He has also been associated with the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he was appointed professor in 1994.

As cathedral organist at Oslo Cathedral, Nordstoga frequently performs a large repertoire, which has included two popular concert series with Bach’s complete organ works. His recordings include the organ music of Bach, Brahms, Franck, Widor, and Liszt, all of Bach’s violin sonatas recorded on the cathedral’s chancel organ in collaboration with violinist Geir Inge Lotsberg, as well as several recordings of Norwegian organ music.

Nordstoga is an active concert organist. In recent years he has been soloist with the symphony orchestras of Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim, and he has been invited to organ festivals abroad, including Aarhus, Notre Dame in Paris, and Musashino Cultural Center in Tokyo. In 2006 he was awarded the Lindeman Prize for his active contribution to musical life.

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The three short Norwegian pieces are all quite tonal and conservative, and appear to be well done. The recorded sound is excellent; the booklet notes are perfunctory.
Fanfare, 01-6-2017

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