By: Larry Phillips
Comments on: Harvard’s Historic, Controversial Fisk Organ: Last Local Utterances 2014-10-15
Nice piece. I was at Harvard when the organ was installed and, as president of the Harvard-Radcliffe Organ Society, can attest to the controversies. When E. Power Biggs let it sound, there were many long faces in the audience. The best place to listen to it was in the empty organ chambers of Appleton Chapel, as I did once. It was Lionel Rogg who suggested that it be voiced down.
When the Fisk was being built, the little organ in the gallery sounded well, which bodes well for the new Fisk. I also applaud the decision to install a smaller Aeolian Skinner organ in Appleton Chapel.