Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Management at the Landmark Theater (the Mosque) remove antique Wurlitzer pipe organ.

Read the rest of the article - HERE.

There are recordings on the Internet of performances using the organ at the Mosque - just Google it.  Here's One link.  

Learn more about the history of the pipe organ in Richmond - this book by Richmond historian Donald Traser is available in many Richmond libraries.

- Ray
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–The spectacular sound of Lin Lunde’s piano echoes inside his Monument Avenue apartment, but perhaps the sound of music echoing most loudly in Lunde’s mind is from an instrument he began playing at the age of 14, at the Landmark theater. “This is probably the most famous theater organ in the world,” said Lunde.
Recently the antique Wurlitzer organ that Lunde once played upon was disconnected and stored away. There are only about two dozen of its kind left in the country.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said Lunde.

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