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date: 10 December 2019

Nordström, Sven locked

  • Bengt Kyhlberg

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(b Feb 4, 1801; d Feb 16, 1887). Swedish organ builder. After retiring from military service due to ill health, he began in 1834 to build organs at Norra Solberga in Jönköping province. He built about 50 one- and two-manual organs, including those at Jönköpings frimurarloge (1834), Hult, Småland (1841; 11 stops), Sankt Laurentii, Söderköping (1845; two manuals, 21 stops), Målilla, Småland (1850), Västra Eneby, Östergötland (1851; two manuals), Ledberg, Östergötland (1852), Normlösa, Östergötland (1854), Flisby, Småland (1856; two manuals), Normlösa, Östergötland (1854), St Olai, Norrköping (1871; 26 stops, considered his masterpiece), Kuddby, Östergötland (1882), and Näsby, Småland (1893). Many Nordström organs survive, some of them basically unaltered and embodying fine craftsmanship and tonal design derived from 18th-century Swedish models. Sven’s younger brother Eric Nordström (b 28 Sept 1818; ...

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