Pierre Lauwers Posted September 25, 2008 Share Posted September 25, 2008 The Dalstein & Haerpfer firm of Bolchen/ Boulay in Lorraine, France, was an exceptionally interesting post-romantic Organ-builder. They were at work around the 1870-1920 period, and were, with Walcker, the preffered of Albert Schweitzer; the famous recordings we have, and which have been re-launched on two CDs, were recorded, not on a "restored Silbermann", as he himself said, but on an instrument which was completely rebuilt by Dalstein & Haerpfer in 1911 after Schweitzer's instructions, with much 8', pneumatic action and membranes "Taschenlade" windchests. So the leader of the beginning "Reform" was a fully post-romantic man... Now a 1906 Dalstein & Haerpfer has just been restored in Guinkirchen (F) and re-opened by our good friend here "Cavaillé-Cool". Here is the stoplist: Grand orgue (56 notes) Bourdon 16 Principal 8 Bourdon 8 Flœte 8 (not overblowing) Salicional 8 (very mild) Prestant 4 (very keen)) Octave 2 (borrowed from theMixtur) Mixtur (Mixtur-Cornet, also bass without, treble with 1 3/5' tierce) Trompete 8 (Kolossale!!!) Récit expressif (56 notes) Viole de gambe 8 (very keen) Voix céleste 8 Bourdon 8 Flûte octaviant 4' (without "e") Basson-hautbois Pédale (27 notes) Violonbass 16 (Posaune-like) Subass 16 Octavbass 8' II/I en 16, 8 et 4 (d'origine) I/P, II/P Expression Récit Crescendo Combinaisons fixes : Piano, Mezzo-Piano, Forte, Tutti ohne Zungen [Tutti sans anches] Trémolo II The action is 100% tubular pneumatic, with Taschenladen. And now, ladies and gentlemen, take a deep breath, sit down with an Ale pint, and listen how this thing, with the typical "Kornettmixtur", sounds in Bach: http://paroissecatho.boulay.free.fr/prelud...ur_js_bach.html Does it seem strange to your ears ? Then I give again here this sound file of a Joachim Wagner Plenum (Angermünde): http://www.orgellandschaftbrandenburg.de/M...mannsperger.MP3 .....A 100% genuine central german baroque organ also. The "à la Schweitzer" version -Trumpet in the fugue included- on the 1906 Dalstein & Haerpfer may well be closer to the "historic thruth" than the neo-baroque ones. Pierre Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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