Église Saint-Louis des Invalides Organ
The organ at Église Saint-Louis des Invalides has a turbulent history. The organ was built between 1679 and 1687. The organ remained in use until the end of the 18th century. The organ was damaged during the French Revolution and suffered throughout the 18th century from various accidents including an explosion and fire from in a nearby gunpowder factory and several attempts at restoring and rebuilding the organ. In 1942, Bernard Gavoty was named the organist of the church and succeeded in completely rebuilding the organ and work was finished in 1957. Further repairs were made beginning in 2003. Noted organist Susan Landale considers the organ as one of Paris’s finest instruments.
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