Jan Pieter Karman: The Flentrop organ in the Grote Kerk at Doetinchem

by Jan Pieter Karman | Het ORGEL | Year 95 | (1999) | Issue 16

 

Jan Pieter Karman The Flentrop organ in the Grote Kerk at Doetinchem
het ORGEL 95 (1999), nr. 4, x-x [summary]

dtnchm.jpg (28522 bytes)On 21 March, 1945 theGrote Kerk at Doetinchem, with its Morlet organ from 1610, was destroyed. In 1952, DirkAndries Flentrop built a new instrument; Lambert Erné was the consultant. The organrepresents a milestone in Flentrop’s oeuvre: it was one of the first of hisinstruments with a clear ‘Werkprinzip’-structure (with free-standing pedaltowers), solid woodwork and pipe shades. It is remarkable that the Rugwerk can not becoupled to the Pedal; but the Bovenwerk can be, and this provides the Pedal with some softstops. Against Erné’s wishes, the organ got a relatively mild tonal character . Theinstrument is preserved in its original state.