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A "significant instrument"
« on: July 21, 2010, 07:46:55 AM »
http://clevelandbeckerath.org/significance.html

And Why...

http://lawrencephelps.com/Documents/Articles/Phelps/ashorthistory.shtml

Note the "Cleveland Beckerath" is currently undergoing restoration...
and that  further down in the "Inspirational instruments" section is an organ mentioned in the previous " short history of the organ" article...
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 07:31:28 AM »
According to this articlehttp://www.virtualfarmboy.com/2011/01/cleveland-famous-beckerath-organ-gets_07.html

the remaining funds needed to fully restore the instrument have been raised-- A single donation of $100,000...  Yay!!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: A "significant instrument"
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 06:50:09 AM »
A news article arrived necessitating a "bump"...

http://www.cleveland.com/musicdance/index.ssf/2012/04/noted_early-music_champion_ton.html


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Cleveland has heard Ton Koopman as conductor and harpsichordist. But the esteemed Dutch musician has never performed here as organist.

Until now. Koopman will make his local debut on the so-called "king of instruments" when he gives a recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church to celebrate the restoration of the church's Beckerath organ. He'll mostly play works of Bach.

Koopman has made numerous recordings as organ and harpsichord soloist and as founding conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, one of the world's finest period-instrument ensembles, and the Amsterdam Baroque Choir.

Organist Florence Mustric, who spearheaded the restoration of Trinity's Beckerath, invited Koopman to perform the rededicatory concert after noticing that he'd be in town the first week of May to lead the Cleveland Orchestra, of which he is artist-in-residence, in music by Locatelli, Boccherini and Mozart.

"We really wanted to reach out to music lovers in the community because this instrument is historic and magnificent," says Mustric.

"So when a musician who's internationally famous as an organist and conductor comes to conduct the Cleveland Orchestra, it's a unique opportunity to connect him with this instrument. I've been a fan of his forever."

And of the Beckerath for decades. The noted organ maker Rudolph von Beckerath built the instrument in 1956 in Hamburg, Germany. It was dedicated at Trinity in April 1957.

After 50 years of use, the instrument needed restoration. Mustric and others at Trinity raised money while the various divisions of the organ were restored in stages by Leonard Berghaus at Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders in Bellwood, Ill.

The console was restored by Richard Hamar, from the J.H. & C.S. Odell organ-building firm in East Haddam, Ct., who had apprenticed with Beckerath.

Mustric says the restoration cost is $330,000, of which $30,000 still needs to be raised.

Tickets for the Koopman concert will be $10 in advance (at clevelandbeckerath.org) and $15 at the door. Trinity is at 2031 W. 30th St., Cleveland.

Eric
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