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Cavaillé-Coll 1-2-3-4

Saint Denis

Parisian organs built by Cavaillé-Coll -

the most authentic examples at present

Saint-Louis-d'Antin (1858) Saint-Bernard-de-la-Chapelle (1862) Saint-Sulpice (1862) Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix (1874) Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire (1880-1890) Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts (1894) Basilique du Sacré-Coeur (1898) Saint Denis (1841)
Aristide      Cavaillé-Coll      was      without doubt    the    most    distinguished    organ builder     of     the     19th     century     and initiator     of     the     orchestral     style     of French organ building and composing. He   descended   from   a   family   of   organ builders    in    the    south    of    France    and north    of    Spain.    He    went    to    Paris    in 1833   and   he   was   awarded   a   contract for    a    large    organ    for    the    basilica    of Saint-Denis.    This    highly    innovative    instrument    would    become    a model   for   the   more   than   600   organs   which   he   would   built   until   his death in 1899. He   was   a   great   innovator   in   the   art   and   science   of   organ   building and   had   a   pronounced   influence   on   the   course   of   organ   building and   organ   composing   in   the   19th   century.   He   wrote   many   scientific journal   articles   and   books   on   the   organ   in   which   he   published   the results of his researches and experiments. The   work   of   Cavaillé-Coll   can   be   distinghuised   into   three   distinct periods*: - the ´ post-classical ´ period: the early works (eight organs in Paris) -   the   ' operatic'   period:    from   1851   to   1871   during   the   Second   Empire (14 organs in Paris) -   the   ´ symphonic ´   period:   the   late   works   during   the   Third   Republic (16 organs in Paris)
Organs of Paris

Cavaillé-Coll 1-2-3-4

Saint Denis

Parisian organs built by Cavaillé-Coll -

the most authentic examples at present

Saint-Louis-d'Antin (1858) Saint-Bernard-de-la-Chapelle (1862) Saint-Sulpice (1862) Notre-Dame-de-la-Croix (1874) Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire (1880-1890) Saint-Antoine-des-Quinze-Vingts (1894) Basilique du Sacré-Coeur (1898) Saint Denis (1841)
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Aristide    Cavaillé-Coll    was    without    doubt    the    most    distinguished organ   builder   of   the   19th   century   and   initiator   of   the   orchestral style of French organ building and composing. He    descended    from    a    family    of    organ    builders    in    the    south    of France   and   north   of   Spain.   He   went   to   Paris   in   1833   and   he   was awarded   a   contract   for   a   large   organ   for   the   basilica   of   Saint-Denis. This   highly   innovative   instrument   would   become   a   model   for   the more than 600 organs which he would built until his death in 1899. He   was   a   great   innovator   in   the   art   and   science   of   organ   building and   had   a   pronounced   influence   on   the   course   of   organ   building and   organ   composing   in   the   19th   century.   He   wrote   many   scientific journal   articles   and   books   on   the   organ   in   which   he   published   the results of his researches and experiments. The   work   of   Cavaillé-Coll   can   be   distinghuised   into   three   distinct periods*: - the ´ post-classical ´ period: the early works (eight organs in Paris) -   the   ' operatic'   period:    from   1851   to   1871   during   the   Second   Empire (14 organs in Paris) -   the   ´ symphonic ´   period:   the   late   works   during   the   Third   Republic (16 organs in Paris)