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Title: Schnitger, Franz Caspar (1693-1729)
Contributor(s): Knijff, Jan-Piet (author)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: Dutch organbuilder of German birth, son of Arp SCHNITGER. Franz Caspar was born on 15 October 1693. He worked in his father's shop and helped to build the organ in Weener (1709-10). After their father's death, Franz Caspar and his brother Johann Jürgen Schnitger (chris. 4 Sep 1690, d. after 1733) completed the four-manual organ for Zwolle, Grote of St. Michaelskerk (1718-21, extant). Although the instrument received much praise, it was also criticized for not being able to combine the Vox Humana with the Quintadena and Baarpijp (a much-favored Dutch registration) and for its use of unequal temperament (after Werckmeister), considered less good than the meantone temperament still widely used in the Netherlands at the time.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: The Organ: An Encyclopedia, v.3 of the Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments, p. 498-498
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISBN: 0415941741
Field of Research (FOR): 190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology
HERDC Category Description: N Entry In Reference Work
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