TREASURIES FOR A KING :
King of the
instruments by its aesthetics so as by its sonorities, the organ deserved
to be celebrated in a high cultural and architectural place!
If you go to Roche, between Montreux and Saint Maurice, you will
discover treasuries gathered in a barn post, former stop on the oldest
roman road of Switzerland leading to the Grand-Saint-Bernard.
AN ASTONISHING COLLECTION DEDICATED TO THE ORGANIn this building, which is listed on the historical register, the museum experts have wide and wonderful spaces at their disposal to develop this theme. .
of music, history and technique gathered!
From the prototype
of an organ executed on 246 before J.-C in Alexandria (reconstructed in
its original size) to the Tschanun’s with 2’700
tubes (1934) passing by:
Several instruments from many different periods, of which a 6
meters high case, built in 1778 by S. Scherrer,
Several equipments allowing some acoustic vulgarization experiences
And many other objects in order to interest the outsiders so as the
specialists. During the visits leaded by the curator, he proceeds to many
demonstrations and auditions.
The animation and the promotion of this unique place are supported by the Friends’ Association of the Swiss Museum of the Organ, which gathers over 750 members.
from the Concert Bolero
The history of the
Swiss Museum of the Organ is the result of in the double safekeeping of
important goods of the musical and architectural patrimony of the nation:
a wonderful collection of antique organs showed in a barn post which is
nine centuries old. As soon as you enter the museum, you will run your
eyes over the hydraulic organ (about 246 before J.-C.), passing by
instruments such as the Elysée organ, the one of the Emmental, the one in
cardboard, the barrel organs, the flute clocks, the open organ,
the harmoniums, until the great organ of Radio Lausanne. But…
follow the guide!
The Swiss Museum of
the Organ presents its first CD, including a 24 pages booklet, lavishly
illustrated with photos and perfected with comments – in French, German
and English – relating to the main instruments showed at the museum.
You can order this CD on line
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