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  1. Trocadero to Troxy

    Eighty years ago, three enterprising sons of Russian immigrants realised their ambition, to build a palace of dreams on the Old Kent Road. Three years later they followed their dream with another magnificent picture palace, the Troxy on Commercial Road, Stepney. On the way they collected Europe's largest Wurlitzer pipe organ and a virtuoso organist, a pupil of Max Reger, to play it. Today, with the Trocadero but a distant memory and its mightiest of Wurlitzers languishing in store, we follow the fascinating history of the brothers, their cinemas, and today's ambitious project to install the Trocadero organ in the Troxy, thereby helping to re-create a 1930's cultural icon of the East End. For more information about the organ, please click here. The other lectures in this series on London's Organs include the following:     How liturgy affected the development of the organ         (the George Pike organ at St. Margaret, Lothbury)     The German revolution in English organ technology         (the Mander Organs restored William Hill organ of St. Mary-at-Hill)


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