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Organs As Historical And Aesthetic Mirrors

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

More than any other musical instrument, the organ has been reflected upon by matters beyond music. According to Musurgia Universalis by the German Jesuit Athanasius Kircher the organ was God's ... More


An Architectural Tour of Leufsta Bruk

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Leufsta Bruk, one of the most specialized villages in 18th-century Sweden, in spite of the richness of the baroque ornaments and the overwhelming impression of its grandiose architecture, and despite ... More


From Cathedral to Rural Parish: Organs and Organists in Eighteenth-Century Sweden

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on organs and organists in 18th-century Sweden. Olof Rudbeck (1630–1702), Harald Vallerius (1646–1716), and Johan Arendt Bellman (1664–1709) were some of the most prominent ... More


Bach Comes Late to Leufsta Bruk: An Oral History

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter outlines the life and achievements of organist Johann Sebastian. At the dawn of the 21st century, the Leufsta Bruk organ is recognized as the most outstanding 18th-century organ in ... More


The Taciturn Charisma of Alf Linder

Kerala J. Snyder

in The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides information about Alf Linder (1907–83), the legendary Swedish organist. Despite his reserved and taciturn manner, his opinions exerted significant influence on the development ... More


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