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date: 16 November 2019

Andersson, Gustaf locked

  • Anna Kyhlberg


(b Tortuna, Västmanland, Sweden, 1797; d Tärna, Västmanland, Sweden, March 21, 1872). Swedish organ builder, considered one of the foremost of his generation in Sweden. After music studies, he apprenticed with Pehr Strand and won a state scholarship in 1820 to train further in Leipzig and Dresden, where he became familiar with the modern, more Romantic style of organ disposition. He returned to Sweden in 1823, graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, and obtained his diploma and licence in 1824. His 12 surviving organs (from a total of about 45) include those at Husby-Långhundra, Uppsala province (1834; originally 11 stops), Rinna, East Gotland (1835; originally 10 stops), and Rönö, East Gotland (1855; nine stops). His largest organ was for Åbo (Turku) Cathedral (1842; 54 stops). After 1850 his business became known as Gustaf Andersson & Son; it was run from 1859 to 1861...

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