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Hans Davidsson is professor of organ at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Previously he has been Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music, Project Director of the Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative, Professor of Organ at the School of Music at Göteborg University and Artistic Director of the Göteborg International Organ Academy (GIOA). He was the founder of Göteborg Organ Art Center (GOArt). From 2006 to 2014, he served as Professor of Organ at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen in Germany where he continues as the Director of the Arp Schnitger Institute of Organ and Organ Building. He performs and teaches at major festivals and academies throughout the world. He has made many recordings, including most recently the complete works of Matthias Weckman, Dietrich Buxtehude and Georg Böhm on Loft Recordings.

In 2001, he was awarded the ÅForsk Research Prize (the Research Foundation of the ÅF Group), one of Sweden’s most distinguished research awards, and in January 2004 he was awarded the King’s Medal, the highest national award in Sweden, for “significant accomplishments in musicology and music, primarily in the fields of organ research and organ education”. In 2015, he was awarded the Large Prize by the Frobenius Foundation in Denmark for “significant achievements as musicologist, pedagogue and musician”. In 2016, he was elected member of the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden.
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French Symphonic Masterpieces - Hans Davidsson The Eastman Italian Baroque Organ - William Porter - Hans Davidsson - David Higgs The Craighead-Saunders Organ
This recording of well-known French Romantic music is presented in the clarity of a chamber-music setting, much like the musical soiree performances at the Parisian salons in the 19th century. This style of performance is made possible by Verschueren's new French symphonic organ at Göteborg University (Sweden) in this, its first American recording. The only full-size Italian Baroque organ in North America, Eastman's newly installed and restored instrument reveals the exotic sounds of another culture and time. Played by three virtuosi of the school's faculty, the organ sounds as beautiful as it appears: a genuine work of art. The three organ professors of The Eastman School of Music demostrate the new Craighead-Saunders organ, modeled after 1776 Caspirini organ of Vilnius, Lithuania---one of the best preserved late-baroque organs in all of Europe.  Bach through Mendelssohn is the core of this program, which also includes newly commissioned works by Stephen Kennedy and Martin Herchenröder.
Mendelssohn Rarities Buxtehude and the Mean Tone Organ - Hans Davidsson Buxtehude organ works: The Bach Perspective - Hans Davidsson
Buxtehude organ works, v.2: The Bach Perspective/Davidsson (2 CDs!)
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Hailed as "the greatest child prodigy the history of Western music has ever known” (Charles Rosen), Mendelssohn wrote for the organ from the age of 11. New appraisals of his less-commonly performed organ and choral works reveal gems equal to his most beloved compositions.

Performed on the new Craighead-Saunders organ of the Eastman School of Music, with the Schola Cantorum of Christ Church.
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Buxtehude’s death in 2007!  Recent research shows that Buxtehude had only mean-tone organs at his disposal during his life. Although there are many good recordings on well-tempered organs (including some antiques), performing these works on mean-tone instruments requires both a radical re-assessment of traditional performance ideas and a large and extraordinary organ. Hans Davidsson is the ideal performer for this task, and he plays the huge “North German Baroque Organ” of Gothenburg, Sweden. The first of three double-CDs of the complete organ works of Buxtehude; Volume One focusses on Buxtehude's best known works. Drawn by reports of the acclaimed organist of the Mariankirche in Lübeck, Dieterich Buxtehude, the 20-year old J. S. Bach traveled almost 300 miles to hear Buxtehude’s music first hand. On the second in our three-volume set of the complete organ works of Buxtehude, Hans Davidsson plays the ground-breaking repertoire that was known to Bach and his circle, and which may have influenced his musical compositions and performance.
Buxtehude organ works: The Schnitger Organ - Hans Davidsson Mathias Weckman Complete organ works - Hans Davidsson Buxtehude Organ Works - The Complete Collection/Hans Davidsson
Complete Works of Weckman/Hans Davidsson (3 CDs!)
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Buxtehude Organ Works - Complete (7 CDs!)/Davidsson
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Buxtehude's visit with Arp Schnitger in Hamburg in 1687 began an association that lasted for many years and resulted in the building of the four-manual organ at the Cathedral in Lùbeck, as well as modifications to the organ at Saint Marien.  Hans Davidsson explores the encounter between Buxtehude and Schnitger using the four-manual organ in Gothenburg, Sweden in this final volume of the complete works of Buxtehude. All components make this the ultimate organ CD, with two booklets comprising 56-pages of detailed information on registrations, the organ, Weckman, and his music. Organist of the Jacobi Church in Hamburg, Matthias Weckman (sometimes spelled Weckmann) was a student of Heinrich Schütz and Jacob Praetorius II. He combined elements from a wide variety of musical languages to create a clear and complex style all his own. Hans Davidsson is the world's leading Weckman scholar and this recording is the first to use Weckman's original registrations.
Recent research shows that Buxtehude had only mean-tone organs at his disposal during his life. Although there are many good recordings on well-tempered organs (including some antiques), performing these works on mean-tone instruments requires both a radical re-assessment of traditional performance ideas and a large and extraordinary organ. Hans Davidsson is the ideal performer for this task, and he plays the huge “North German Baroque Organ” of Gothenburg, Sweden. The complete organ works are recorded here in three volumes totaling 7 compact discs.
   
 
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