MusingMuso Posted August 7, 2005 Share Posted August 7, 2005 I learned a fascinating fact to-day. Apparently, there is a letter in Bach's hand which he wrote to a fellow musician who had settled in Gdansk, Poland (sometime around 1727-30). In the letter, he expressed interest in taking up the the appointment of O & C at St.Mary's, Gdansk. St.Mary's, Gdansk, was where the greatly enlarged 18th century Michael Engler instrument was destroyed by fire in 1976, after the blower caught fire; a great loss to organ culture, and the destruction of one of the finest organ-cases from the 18th century. Apparently, the organ of Olomouc Katedral, in the Czech Republic, contains ALL the original Engler pipework, still playable from its' own, original mechancial action console, but also playable from the huge 5-manual electric console which also controls all the additions of later years. Engler is reputed to have been on a par with Silbermann. The most magnificent sounding organ in the Czech Republic, I wonder if anyone has ever heard it? MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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