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Roethinger

This   firm   was   founded   in   1893   by   Edmond   Alexandre   Roethinger (1866-1953)   and   his   father   Sigismund   (1837-1926).   Although   born   in Strasburg,    Edmond    Alexandre    Roethinger    owed    nothing    to    the tradition   of   the   Alsacian   organ,   since   he   had   been   fully   trained   in German workshops (Heinrich Koulen and Franz Borgias Mœrz). It   is   probably   the   interwar   period   which   was   the   most   active   period of   this   firm,   with   new   opportunities   at   the   French   market.   The   firm became    the    main    business    of    organbuilding    in    Alsace    after    the bankruptcy   of   Joseph   Rinckenbach   in   1929.   In   this   period   many   of the   organ   builders   which   would   became   famous   as   representatives of    the    Alsacian    organ    building    tradition    (Georges    Schwenkedel, Ernest   Mühleisen,   Alfred   Kern   and   Jean-Georges   Koenig),   passed   or were trained in the workshops of Roethinger. In    1945,    the    son    Max    Joseph    Alexandre    Roethinger    (1897-1981) took    over,    followed    by    his    grandson    André    Edmond    Roethinger (1928-2008).   This   period   of   activity   of   the   company   after   the   second world   war   was   very   successful   too:   many   new   organs   were   built   in   a neo-classical   and   later   neobaroque   style.   The   firm   closed   its   doors in 1969.
Église Notre Dame des otages  (1956) Parisian organs built by Roethinger Saint-Honoré-d'Eylau nouvelle Eglise Orgue de chœur (1939) Notre-Dame-des-otages (1956) Saint-Médard Orgue de chœur (1964)
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Roethinger

Église Notre Dame des otages  (1956) Parisian organs built by Roethinger Saint-Honoré-d'Eylau nouvelle Eglise Orgue de chœur (1939) Notre-Dame-des-otages (1956) Saint-Médard Orgue de chœur (1964)
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This   firm   was   founded   in   1893   by   Edmond   Alexandre   Roethinger (1866-1953)   and   his   father   Sigismund   (1837-1926).   Although   born   in Strasburg,    Edmond    Alexandre    Roethinger    owed    nothing    to    the tradition   of   the   Alsacian   organ,   since   he   had   been   fully   trained   in German workshops (Heinrich Koulen and Franz Borgias Mœrz). It   is   probably   the   interwar   period   which   was   the   most   active   period of   this   firm,   with   new   opportunities   at   the   French   market.   The   firm became    the    main    business    of    organbuilding    in    Alsace    after    the bankruptcy   of   Joseph   Rinckenbach   in   1929.   In   this   period   many   of the   organ   builders   which   would   became   famous   as   representatives of    the    Alsacian    organ    building    tradition    (Georges    Schwenkedel, Ernest   Mühleisen,   Alfred   Kern   and   Jean-Georges   Koenig),   passed   or were trained in the workshops of Roethinger. In    1945,    the    son    Max    Joseph    Alexandre    Roethinger    (1897-1981) took    over,    followed    by    his    grandson    André    Edmond    Roethinger (1928-2008).   This   period   of   activity   of   the   company   after   the   second world   war   was   very   successful   too:   many   new   organs   were   built   in   a neo-classical   and   later   neobaroque   style.   The   firm   closed   its   doors in 1969.