Historical Organs

Significant historical organs.

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Blenheim Palace Willis organ, largest privately owned in Europe
Budapest The oldest organ and the only one to survive antiquity was recovered in Aquincum
Cordoba Gospel organ at the cathedral from the 17th century, one of the largest in Spain
Evora Cathedral organ from the 15th Century
Florence Santissima Annunziata : "The organ built by Domenico Di Lorenzo da Lucca in 1509–1521 is the oldest in Florence and the third oldest in Italy."
Lübeck Arp Scnitzger's famous organ at the cathedral was lost in WWII and reconstructed since.
Mexico City and Xochimilco Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de la Virgen María: two organs, finished in 1736, damaged in a fire in 1967 and restored between 2007 and 2013. Each one has 3.350 pipes.
Oaxaca and Monte Alban Oaxaca Cathedral: a locally built baroque pipe organ, parts of which date to 1711-1712 (wiki) + Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Soledad: The west gallery contains a baroque pipe organ dated 1686, restored to playing condition in 2000. (wiki)
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse: The basilica also contains a large three-manual Cavaillé-Coll organ built in 1888. ... considered to be one of the most important organs in France. (wiki)
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca The pipe organ constructed in the year 1739 is a tresure of inestimable value (nom file)
Strasbourg At Saint Thomas Church, "The church is internationally renowned for its historic and musically-significant organs: the 1741 Silbermann organ, played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1778 and faithfully restored in 1979 by Alfred Kern; the French organist Louis Thiry recorded the Art of fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach on this organ. Another organ is the 1905 organ (installed in 1906) built by Fritz Haerpfer, following a design by Albert Schweitzer."(wiki)


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