The Göckel organ in neo-gothic St. Peter was built in 2001. After a fire in 2007, most of the instrument had to be taken down and restored.
Today, the church has an amazing acoustic (about 7 seconds of reverb!), and the organ speaks really well into the room. Some of the pedal ranks are placed behind the case on the left and right side of the window in the rear gallery - beautiful case-work, and a powerful organ that has everything one needs for French symphonic music, as well as the colors for orchestral transcriptions...
A great pleasure to perform Guilmant, Duruflé, Vierne and several transcriptions (Bach's Chaconne arr. by Messerer, my own arrangement of the second mvt. from Beethoven's Fifth, and Saint-Saens' Danse macabre arr. by Lemare) in this fantastic setting during the international organ festival in Düsseldorf!
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