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Gottfried C. Reck View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

B. 1942, Germany; Louisville, Kentucky, 1966-1988.
Classification: Builder

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October 12, 2015:

See main entry: Steiner-Reck Organ Co.

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October 30, 2004:

Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

Gottfried C. Reck was born September 28, 1942 in Warnitz, Neumark, Germany. He was with Detlef Kleuker of Brackwede, Germany, 1960-1963; in the German army, 1963-1965. He returned to Detlef Kleuker, 1965-1966.

Reck immigrated to the United States in 1966. He was with the M. P. Möller firm of Hagerstown, Maryland, for only 6 weeks. He then started with Steiner Organs of Louisville, Kentucky, in September of 1966. He soon became a partner in the firm with Phares L. Steiner, the new firm was titled Steiner-Reck of Louisville, Kentucky, 1968. Reck became president of the firm in 1988.

Sources:

  • Letter to David H. Fox.
  • The American Organist, April 1989 (New York: American Guild of Organists), 75.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 04, 2019.

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