The organ

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The organ in brief

Built for the 1878 World Fair and the Trocadéro concert hall in Paris, this monumental instrument (82 stops and 6,500 pipes) was the “showpiece” of the most renowned organ builder of the time, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.

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1878: Palais du Trocadéro

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1939: Palais de Chaillot

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The musicians of the Royal Air Force playing at Palais de Chaillot, février 1940

1977: Auditorium de Lyon

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Specifications

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Orgue - Détail de tuyaux à bouche

The works premiered on the instrument

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Toccata de la 5e Symphonie de Widor

Discography of the organ

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