Wolff, Hellmuth

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Wolff, Hellmuth

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1937-2013

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Hellmuth Wolff (b Zurich, 3 September 1937; d Montreal 30 Nov 2013) was an important and respected organ builder who took a leading role in the revival of historical organ building practices in North America in the early 1960s. He studied and apprenticed in Europe and the United States before he immigrated to Canada in 1963 to work for the company Casavant Frères in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. In 1968 he established his own atelier, Wolff & Associés, in Laval, and started a productive and influential career as a builder of historically-informed tracker organs. Between 1968 and 2008, Wolff designed, built, and installed fifty instruments in churches, universities, concert halls, and homes across North America. For more information, please consult:
Karl J. Raudsepp. "Wolff, Hellmuth." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, accessed November 16, 2015, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/40946.

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