John Sayer Posted May 23, 2008 Share Posted May 23, 2008 The fire earlier this week in the main auditorium of the Philharmonie in Berlin fortunately seems to have caused much less damage than feared, despite the dramatic pictures in the press. ZDF television yesterday showed pictures of the interior with polythene sheeting covering the seats. Water penetration seems to have been minimal with what appeared to be only a few drips at the back of the stalls, ie. well away from the stage. The large IVP/84 Karl Schuke organ was to have been inspected yesterday but it was hoped there had been no water damage. An interesting comment on the German Orgelforum site suggests that this instrument leads a 'twilight existence', being seldom heard in a solo role. It would seem that German experience of large instruments in concert halls is not that much different form our own. JS Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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