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Important stages

  • 2006

    Freiburg I /7 (Switzerland) Konservatorium
    New box organ with divided sliders and four transposition possibilities

    Bangalore II /P/15 (India) Cathedral of St. Marks
    Renovation of the organ

    Lisbon I /7 (Portugal) Gulbenkian Orchestra
    New box organ with divided sliders and four transposition possibilities

    Montricher I /7 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    New box organ with divided sliders and four transposition possibilities

     

    2005

    Tokyo III /P/16 (Japan) private client
    New chamber organ

    Rona I /P/12 (Switzerland) Catholic church
    Renovation of an organ whose oldest parts date from 1675 and come from the convent of St. John in Müstair

    Tokyo I /6 (Japan) Protestant church
    New box organ with divided sliders and four transposition possibilities

     

    2004

    Sent II /P/15 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    Renovation of a 100-year-old pneumatic Kuhn organ

    Munich I /7 «B/S» (Germany) Catholic church, Maximilian Kolbe
    New box organ with divided sliders and four transposition possibilities

     

    2003

    Graz I /P/11 (Austria) Catholic church of Mariahilf
    New choir organ with a glass lower case (Graz European Capital of Culture 2003) 

    Horn III /P/31 (Austria) Catholic church of St. Georg
    New organ built in the existing historical organ case
    – CD recording:
       In Dulci Jubilo
       Elisabeth Ullmann (Austria) 2005


    Strobl am Wolfgangsee II/P/19 (Austria) Catholic church
    New organ in the Baroque style

    Pischk/Bruck I /4 (Austria) Catholic church of St. Nikolaus
    Restoration of an organ positive built around 1668

     

    2002

    Tokyo II /P/8 (Japan) private client
    New chamber organ

    Hyogo II /P/8 (Japan) private client
    New chamber organ

    Neuberg an der Mürz I /P/6 ( Austria) Münster
    Restoration of a choir organ dating from around 1670

     

    2001

    Béthune III /P/45 (France) Catholic church of Saint Vaast
    New organ built in the style of Arp Schnitgers
    – CD recording:
       Live in Béthune de la Renaissance au Jazz (2001)
       M. Alabau, J.Boyer, N.Bucher,M.Chapuis, F. Jacob, O. Latry, G. Leroy, R. Lutz, J.M. Tricoteaux, 
       L.Weeger, Concert Royal

     

    2000

    Construction of a new workshop and assembly shop in Felsberg (Switzerland)

    Habikino III /P/43 (Japan) Bunka Hall concert hall
    First new organ built for Japan inspired by Gottfried Silbermann (Great Organ/Oberwerk/Pedal) with a French-style solo division.

    New development and first-time build of a mechanical changeover system permitting a switch from purely mechanical to electronic stop action and known as the FELSBERG CHANGE OVER SYSTEM
    First-time cooperation with Yamaha Corporation (Japan/Hamamatsu)
    – CD recording:
       Kaoru Dobashi (Japan) 2002

     

    1999

    Munich II /P/18 (Germany) Catholic church, Maximilian Kolbe
    New organ

    Eferding II /P/18 ( Austria)Protestant church
    New organ built in the North German style of the 17th C.

     

    1998

    Neuberg an der Mürz I /P/10 «B/S» (Austria) Catholic church, Grünanger
    Realisation of the first new organ for Austria.

    Company anniversary: 30 years of ORGELBAU FELSBERG AG, 100 years of organ building in Felsberg

    Michael Freytag, organ builder (born in 1969) joins the company management

    Chur I /7 «B/S» (Switzerland) Protestant church of St. Martin
    New box organ with divided sliders and four transposition possibilities

    Lausanne I /7 «B/S» (Switzerland) Conservatory
    New box organ with divided sliders and four transposition possibilities

     

    1997

    Saint Légier II /P/18 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    New organ built in the style of the North German organ builder Arp Schnitger
    – CD recording:
       Christian von Blohn (Germany) 1997

     

    1996

    Corsier II /P/16 «B/S» (Switzerland) Protestant church
    New organ built in the style of a 17th C Flemish organ.

    Lajen I /3 ( Italy ) Catholic church
    Restoration of a processional organ dating from the early 18th C.

     

    1995

    Reschen II /P/20 (Italy) Catholic parish church
    New organ built in the South Tyrolean style

    Geneva II /P/31 (Switzerland) Protestant church of Saint Gervais
    New organ built in the style of a 17th C French organ from Normandy.

     

    1994

    Lyon II /P/32 (France) Notre Dame, Saint Vincent
    New organ inspired by the North German style of the 17th –18th C.
    – CD recording:
       Olivier Vernet (France) 1994
       Frédéric Desenclos (France) 1999
       Helmut Deutsch (Germany) 2003


    Obervöls I /P/5 ( Italy ) Catholic chapel
    Restoration of an early 18th C processional organ.

    Klosters I /P/5 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    Restoration of an organ largely preserved in its original state with façade in front of and behind the case and built by Elias Köberle (Constance 1686)

     

    1993

    St. Andrä I /P/16 ( Italy ) Catholic church
    Restoration of the historical organ

    Zaragoza II /P/26 «B/S» (Spain) church of San Pablo
    Restoration/reconstruction of a historical organ in a case dating from the Gothic period
    Collaboration with Christine and Claudio
    Rainolter, Tarazona (Spain/Aragon) representatives of ORGELBAU FELSBERG AG in Spain/Portugal
    – CD recording:
       Jan WillemJansen (France) und
       Los Músicos de Su Alteza (Spain)
       «Diapason d’Or 1999»


    Pontresina II /P/7 (Switzerland) non-denominational church of Santa Maria
    New organ in the Italian style

    Boudry II /P/21 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    New organ in the style of Gottfried Silbermann
    – CD recording:
       Pierré Laurent Haesler (Switzerland) 2000

     

    1992

    Rotwand I /P/7 ( Italy ) Catholic church
    Restoration of the historical organ

    Oberbozen II /P/20 (Italy) Catholic parish church
    New organ built in the German style

    Wolkenstein II /P/19 (Italy) Catholic parish church
    New organ built in the style of Josef Aigner (19th C) with large wedge bellows (operated manually or by electric ventilator)

    St. Margrethen II /P/21 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    First-time realisation in Switzerland of an organ in the style of Gottfried Silbermann (1683–1753)
    Wind supply via two large German-style wedge bellows operated manually or by electric ventilator
    – CD recording:
       Rudolf Meyer (Switzerland)
       Hans Otto (Germany)
       Gottfried Silbermann Gesellschaft

     

    1991

    La Chaux-de-Fonds III /P/45 (Switzerland) Grand Temple
    Restoration of a pneumatic organ in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation for the Preservation of Historical Monuments

    Stilfs I /P/16 ( Italy ) Catholic church
    Restoration of the historical organ (J. Sies 1860)

    Pfalzen II /P/21 ( Italy ) Catholic church
    Restoration of the historical organ (F.Weber 1868)

     

    1990

    Ilanz II /P/18 (Switzerland) Protestant church of St. Margrethen
    New build /reconstruction of an organ in a historical organ case dating from 1684 (Great Organ) and 1765 (Oberwerk)
    First-time realisation of a mechanical system permitting changeover to «short octave» in the Great Organ. 
    Wedge bellows operated manually or by electric ventilator

    Neuchâtel I /2 (Switzerland) museum
    Restoration of the organ section of the famous «La musicienne» android by Jaquet-Droz (1768) at the «Musée d'Art et
    d'Histoire de Neuchâtel»

    Chavannes I /P/9 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    New organ built in the style of the 17th C Valais.
    Short octave and split sharps for f#1 and g#1
    Meantone tuning

    Lausanne I /P/9 «B/S» (Switzerland) Protestant church St. Laurent
    First-time realisation in Switzerland of a Spanish organ with short octave and split sharps for f#1 and g#1, d#2 and
    a#2 and, d#3 und ab3, d#4
    Wedge bellows operated manually or by electric ventilator
    Meantone tuning

     

    1988

    St. Gallen III /P/31 (Switzerland) Protestant church of St. Mangen
    New organ built in the style of North German manufacturers of the 17th –18th C.
    First-time realisation of a motor (robot) allowing the blower to more easily operate the large German-style wedge bellows with the possibility to switch over to electric ventilator

    Bagio II /P/22 (Philippines) cathedral
    Renovation of the organ

     

    1987

    Lausanne I /P/8 (Switzerland) Protestant church of Saint Laurent
    Restoration of an Italian organ dating from the 19th C originating from Naples.

     

    1986

    Lausanne II /P/26 (Switzerland) Protestant church of Saint Paul
    New build of a classical organ in the style of Arp Schnitgers with pedal towers (16 pedals), and three wedge bellows
    (also for manual operation)

    Geneva I /5 (Switzerland) private client
    Reconstruction of a positive in the Italian style, modelled on a restored Florentine chamber organ dating from the 17th – 18th C.
    Short octave, toe pedals
    Meantone tuning

    Chur I /5 (Switzerland) private client
    Reconstruction of a positive in the Italian style, modelled on a restored Florentine chamber organ dating from the 17th – 18th C.
    Short octave, toe pedals
    Meantone tuning

     

    1985

    Renens I /P/4 (Switzerland) private client
    New Renaissance positive with short octave
    Bellows operated by foot
    Meantone tuning

    La Côte-aux-Fées (Switzerland) private client
    New Regal based on historical models for watchmaker Valentin Piaget 

    Vevey, (Switzerland) private client
    New Regal based on historical models

     

    1984

    Freiburg III /P/40 (Switzerland) Catholic church of Christ Roi
    New organ built in the French Romanesque style according to Callinet
    Realisation of a mechanical knob arrangement operated with compressed air
    – CD recording:
       Improvisations
       Jean-Louis Feiertag (Switzerland) 2005

     

    1980

    Lenzerheide II /P/16 (Switzerland) Catholic church of San Carlo
    First-time build of a new organ with Oberwerk and «cymbelstern»

    Fex I /4 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    New balustrade organ with foot-operated bellows
    «At 1950 m, the highest-elevated new organ in Europe»

    La Côte aux Fées II /P/17 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    First-time build in Switzerland of a new organ in the style of Arp Schnitgers.
    Realisation of a hammering machine for metal pipes built according to Dom Bedos
    – CD recording:
       Sylvain Ciaravolo, (France)

    Longares I /P/20 (Spain) Catholic church
    Restoration of a Spanish organ dating from 1699
    Construction of a manually operated multifold wedge bellows
    Meantone tuning
    – Bibliography:
       «El Organo de Longares» in Spanish, French, German
    – Discography:
       José Luis Gonzales-Uriol (Spain)

    Chur II /P/8 (Switzerland) private client
    New chamber organ
    – CD recording:
       Roman Cantieni (Switzerland)

    Schiers II /P/8 (Switzerland) school
    New practice organ

    Munich II /P/8 (Germany) private client
    New chamber organ

     

    1976

    Raising of the share capital to CHF 100000

    St. Moritz III /P/29 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    New 3-manual organ for the village church
    First realisation in Switzerland of an entirely mechanical three knob arrangement.

    Colmar III /P/48 (France) Cathedral of Saint Martin
    New build of a grand organ 
    First commission outside Switzerland.
    Instrument in the style of the North German organ builders in a historical case dating from 1755
    Pipework in hammered metal
    – Discography:
       René Saorgin (France)
       Bernard Lagacé (Canada)
       Wolfgang Rübsam (Germany)

    – CD recording:
       Patrick Ernst and Hubert Heller (France)

     

    1975

    Tamins II /P/17 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    First-time realisation in Switzerland of three wedge bellows for manual operation for a new organ.
    Organ with suspended action and shift coupler
    Tuning according to Kirnberger

    Gachnang II /P/18 (Switzerland) Protestant church
    First-time build of an organ with Choir Organ
    Tuning according to Werkmeister

     

    1969

    Versam I /P/9 (Switzerland) Protestant
    church Restoration of an organ dating from 1786

    1968

    Foundation of «ORGELBAU FELSBERG AG» with share capital of CHF 50000

    Falera I/P/10 (Switzerland) Catholic church
    New build of the first medium-sized organ for this Romansh mountain parish, the community of origin of organ manufacturer Richard Freytag

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