Lithuanian organ building: unique heritage in Eastern Europe. Part 2: key figures of the late baroque organ building school of Vilnius: Nicolaus Jantzon and his legacyby Girenas Povilionis | Het ORGEL | Year 118 | (2022) | Issue 1
Orgel in de St.-Johanneskerk te Vilnius (afkomstig uit Polotsk, Belarus), 1765–1766, toegeschreven aan Nicolaus Jantzon.
In the first of two articles the author discussed the origin of the late baroque organ building school of Vilnius, with special attention to organ building master Gerhardt Arendt Zelle and his circle. If we may consider Gerhardt Arendt Zelle as the founder of the late baroque organ building school of Vilnius, Nicolaus Jantzon is the one who consolidated organ building in Lithuania and brought it to fruition. Jantzon was without a doubt the most successful follower of Zelle; he inherited Zelle’s workshop after his death and became the most important representative of the Vilnius school in the 2nd half of the 18th century.