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Prague Budapest

Postby Wwhel21 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:09 pm

hi all,

I will be in Prague Oct 4-6 and Budapest Oct 14-17 and Regensburg and Vienna at points in between (Viking River Cruise)

Are there must-see organs in churches/ cathedrals I should not miss in any of those cities?

Thanks very much

Bill
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Re: Prague Budapest

Postby josq » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:03 am

Passau in Germany, near the Austrian border. It has the biggest cathedral organ in the world.

Linz, one of the larger cities in Austria, has a fine, large neobaroque organ where frequent concerts are given.

Melk in Austria, not far from Vienna, has a very impressive monastery (with several organs, but I don't know if they are special).

Esztergom, north of Budapest, has the cathedral were emperors were crowned. It's organ has been sampled for Hauptwerk. In and around Budapest several more organs have been sampled for Hauptwerk, see the websites of Inspired Acoustics and Augustine Virtual Organs.

But visit any church you can, be it in a village or a city. Many times you will be surprised by the architecture, and with a bit of luck and asking, someone is willing to assist you to the organ, or you'll even be able to play the organ directly.
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Re: Prague Budapest

Postby Wwhel21 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:07 pm

thanks very much Josq! I will be hearing/ seeing the Passau organ for sure
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Re: Prague Budapest

Postby profeluisegarcia » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:17 pm

Try to be in Passau at 12.00 to listen the daily recital.
Enjoy¡
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Re: Prague Budapest

Postby Wwhel21 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:22 pm

thanks Luis -


I'm with a group tour on this trip but it does say in the itinerary that we will hear the great organ at Passau. I'm glad to hear it should be 'live' rather than recorded selections.

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