Single moderator, double moderator, una corda, sustaining pedals, walnut.
Options: mahogany, ormolu
(about 235 cm/126cm/35cm)
Gottfried Silbermann (1683 –1753) built organs, clavichords, harpsichords and fortepianos. His father was a carpenter in Kleinbobritzsch who later moved to Frauenstein, where, as it was common at this time, Gottfried learned the family trade. He studied organ making in Strasburg from 1702 until his return to Saxony, where in 1711 he established his own organ workshop in Freiberg. In 1723, when Silberman finished his “Grand Organ” in Freiberg Cathedral, Frederick I gave him the title of “Königlich Polnischen und Churfürstlich Sächsischen Hof- und Landorgelmachers.” During his life Silbermann built more than 50 organs, including the great organ in Hofkirche Dresden.