Life and work of the organ maker Albert Kiespenningby Auke H. Vlagsma |Photo's: Jan Smelik |Het ORGEL |Year 115 |(2019) |Issue 1
Wijk bij Duurstede, Kiespenning-orgel. Foto: Jan Smelik
The restoration is a good reason to consider the life and work of this organ maker more closely, especially since there has not hitherto been a publication giving an overview of Kiespenning’s work. His instrument in Wijk bij Duurstede is well known, but what is known of his life, how extensive was his production, where did he work, and what is extant of his work? The present article discusses these questions, supplementing data from the literature with data from archives, which is published here for the first time.