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Gavioliflûte
Gavioli 44-key "Gavioliflute" Organ No. 2049
by Hans van Oost (031026 MMDigest)
Ref.: Gavioli "Harmoniflute" Organ in Milan, by Pierluigi Zacchetti
http://www.mmdigest.com/Archives/Digests/200310/2003.10.08.03.html
 

gavioli2049thuis1.jpg (13 kb)  gavioli2049open1.jpg (13 kb)
 

gavioli2049bottom1.jpg (30 kb)  gavioli2049cilinder1.jpg (11 kb)


Dear friends,  I am the owner of a 44-key Gavioli organ with flutes and piccolos, numbered 2049 and labeled:

  Gavioliflûte, Gavioli & Cie, breveté S.G.D.G  & patented, 14 rue d’Aligre, Paris

This was Gavioli's first address in Paris.  The company moved to the address 3 Rue de Citeaux, two blocks away, between 1862 and 1865, so both Marc Kaufman's organ and mine must have been built before that year.  My Gavioli organ has a cylinder marked with the Rue de Citeaux address, so it must have been built between 1862, the year of the last patent, and 1865.  Maybe it can help to establish when Marc's organ was built.

My organ has 20 bottom pipes, of a very peculiar construction, meant to imitate an orchestral flute.  I am preparing an article about it in the next issue of "Het Pierement".  It will also appear in "Musiques Mécaniques Vivantes", the journal of the French society AAIMM, translated by Philippe Rouillé.

I am very interested about details of both Marc's and Pierluigi's instruments!  For the MMD Archives I have included some photos of Gavioli #2049.

Regards from the Netherlands,

Hans van Oost
26 Oct 2003 22:59:34 +0100

high-resolution images:
 gavioli2049thuis.jpg  (76 kb)
 gavioli2049open.jpg  (95 kb)
 gavioli2049cilinder.jpg  (111 kb)


26 October 2003

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