Pipes at the Proms #0735
…performances from London’s celebrated Royal Albert Hall and its 9,999-pipe Willis-Mander organ, still the largest in England.
First built by Henry Willis in 1871, played by Bruckner and Saint-Saëns and for a brief time the largest in the world, the Royal Albert Hall pipe organ was revised by Harrison & Harrison from 1924 to 1934, and again revived and enhanced in 2002-2004, this time by Mander. Through all the years, this mighty instrument in this iconic auditorium has always thrilled the heart. Click for more information about the BBC Proms, Britain’s biggest music festival.