kropf Posted April 29, 2009 Share Posted April 29, 2009 The legendary Walcker of St. Michaelis church in Hamburg, completed in 1912 with 163 stops on 5 Manuals (incl. an ethereal division in the roof - btw, this idea is going to be included in the current refurbishment of the church's organs) can be heard online now on the website of Gerhard Walcker-Mayer. IMO, Alfred Sittard's interpretation of Bach's d-moll toccata shows this instrument, which could be seen comparable with the organ of Liverpool cathedral, in an interesting manner. The playing is lively, and registration is interesting, as is the sound of this instrument. (Be careful, not every sample on this page is recorded on that organ). The instrument was damaged severely during WW II, but could have been saved, if consultants had wanted to. They did not.... well, the present Steinmeyer has its merits, too. Here are the links: Organ information: http://www.gewalcker.de/gewalcker.de/Archi...g-michaelis.htm Samples page: http://www.gewalcker.de/gewalcker.de/opus1700.htm Greetings, KBK Edit: The "Ad nos"-fugue samples are interesting, too - but I don't like the piece oh, and I did not notice, that detail view of the organ description needs password authorization, sorry. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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