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Bart van Buitenen Instruments of reflection. Organs for international exhibitions as seen by the Dutch, part 2
Het ORGEL 114 (2018), nr. 3, 3-13 [summary]

 


In 1937 the “Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie moderne” [International Exposition of art and technique in modern life] was held in Paris. French organ builders were represented by a unit organ of the firm Jacquot-Lavergne in the Pavillon des Eaux et Forêts. And in the Pavillon Catholique Pontifical there was a small accompaniment organ and next to it a larger instrument of Gonzalez (36/III/P), made for Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes in La Madeleine-lez-Lille.
In the design for the Dutch pavilion architect Frits Adolf Eschauzier had conceived a separate space for religious art, in which an organ and other items were to be placed. The organ was designed and built by Flentrop. At the official opening of the Dutch pavilion on 28 May, 1937, the instrument was played by Anthon van der Horst. This organ put the firm of Flentrop for the first time on the international map.


Design Dutch Paviljon Photo Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam Archief


Paris Exposition 1937 Dutch paviljon Photo Waroline - Universiteit Maastricht documentatiecollectie
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