The organs of Paris
ORGANS OF PARIS 2.0  © 2018 Vincent Hildebrandt           HOME               D-R           

Opéra Garnier    

Place de l'opéra, 75009 Paris

1875 - Cavaillé-Coll

1925 - Convers

II/18 (14) - mechanical traction - stoplist

(Muet/Silent)

This building was designed by Charles Garnier for Emperor Napoleon III. It is the most important specimen of the nineteenth century Second Empire Baroque style. Its construction started in 1862 and was completed in 1875.
The organ was built by Cavaillé-Coll in 1875 and is still in its original state, thus being a really exceptional witness of the work of Cavaillé-Coll in those years. It was last heard in 1968 and has been neglected since then and at present it is completely unplayable. Attemps to save this organ are ongoing.
Organs of Paris

Opéra Garnier    

Place de l'opéra, 75009 Paris

1875 - Cavaillé-Coll

1925 - Convers

II/18 (14) - mechanical traction - stoplist

(Muet/Silent)

ORGANS OF PARIS © 2018 Vincent Hildebrandt    HOME     D-R