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Anna Amalia, sister of Frederick the Great, was a music enthusiast, and this organ was completed for her in 1756. It is the only Migend organ to survive, now housed in Karlshorst. It is a fine organ (two manuals and pedals, 22 stops). The programme contains works by composers all associated with Berlin: C.P.E. Bach (who was familiar with this organ), Kirnberger (court conductor) and W.F. Bach. The 19th-century composers include Adalbert Überlee, August Haupt, Friedrich Kiel and Otto Dienel – all interesting repertoire by unfamiliar composers. But the liner notes are almost too small to read.

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