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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Info Rich Organ Site of Walcker.

    I stumbled upon this today:

    www.aeoline.de

    Yes, its in German - Google Chrome can help with translation...
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Very interesting site Corno! Is there from 2005 !? and so beautyfull organs! with the exeption of two Silbermanns(I'm a great fun) the others were unkown to me
    Thanks for the link
    Panos

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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    Hi Panos,

    Walcker has been around since 1780'-90's which probably makes them the oldest continually existing organ builders on the planet AFAIK. Maybe one of my more knowledgeable colleagues has the scoop. What I do know is that their instruments are of the utmost quality. I have been a great fan of the instruments made by Klais, Sauer, and Oberlinger. Oberlinger was absorbed by some other firm whose name escapes me at the moment. Sauer was very much influenced by Cavaille-Coll, as well as Oberlinger. Their flute choruses are so buttery rich. Please have a look at the article found on the following webaddress:

    www.stephenbicknell.org/3.6.03.php

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Hi Panos,

    Walcker has been around since 1780'-90's which probably makes them the oldest continually existing organ builders on the planet AFAIK. Maybe one of my more knowledgeable colleagues has the scoop. What I do know is that their instruments are of the utmost quality. I have been a great fan of the instruments made by Klais, Sauer, and Oberlinger. Oberlinger was absorbed by some other firm whose name escapes me at the moment. Sauer was very much influenced by Cavaille-Coll, as well as Oberlinger. Their flute choruses are so buttery rich. Please have a look at the article found on the following webaddress:

    www.stephenbicknell.org/3.6.03.php

    Cheers,

    CD
    I have played on a Klais, and its a great instrument. The only drawback is that because of the fact that its in a concert hall everything sounds a bit superficial. Mixtures are a bit like broken glass (if you know what i mean) and bass notes are not that deep, but thats not because of the instrument itself, just the room in which it is placed.

    I would really like to play on a Cavaille-Coll one day.

    Cheers,
    Nick

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