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Fantasy in A minor (1980)

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Uploaded by: CarsonCooman (02/22/12)
Composer: Åberg, Thomas
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Velesovo
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Contemporary
Description:
Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) — Fantasy in A minor (1980) for organ

Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) was born in Stockholm, Sweden and works there as composer and concert organist. Most of his works are written for the organ and are often characterized by their rhythmic joy, simplicity, and humor. He has stated that “music must bring enjoyment, without abandoning reverence,” and as such his style often uses the most basic of musical materials to create a discourse that is both spiritual and visceral. Åberg’s music speaks with a distinctly Swedish voice and emotional aesthetic, and since the early 1980s his works have become an important part of the Scandinavian organ literature. His music has been performed by organists at festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA. He also tours regularly worldwide as concert organist with his own works. In December 2012, Carson Cooman released a CD (Legends in the Garden) devoted to Åberg’s organ compositions and also has recorded more than 70 other Åberg works for YouTube.

"Fantasy in A minor" (1980) is Åberg's most well-known organ composition, having been widely played around the world by numerous concert organists. Like most of his music, it is very direct in its musical expression, employing largely non-developmental procedures that create some aesthetic similarities with the worlds of minimalist and ambient music.

Published by Svensk Musik (SMIC) (https://www.svenskmusik.org/en)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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