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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

 

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A Pipedreams tour of historic organs in Italy

Spring 2003
APRIL 27 - MAY 9, 2003

 

Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venice 1554 Antegnati organ at San Maurizio, Milan The dome of the Cathedral, Florence Facade of the Milan Cathedral Borbone Ducal Chapel with Serassi organ
image Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venice image 1554 Antegnati organ at San Maurizio, Milan image The dome of the Cathedral, Florence image Facade of the Milan Cathedral image Borbone Ducal Chapel with Serassi organ

We’re doing it again, another trip to Europe. This time an exploration of the unique and little-known instruments of Italy, and you’re invited to join us.

Led by recitalist Margaret (Meg) Irwin-Brandon, our itinerary from April 27 through May 9 will take us from Milan and Como on to Venice, Bologna, the region around Pistoia, then to Lucca, Florence and Rome. We’ll savor a countryside rich in history, religious and civic art and architecture, and abundant in music (and good food, too).

Among our tour’s highlights are two of the world’s oldest preserved pipe organs (from 1475 and 1585) at the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna, magnificant in their modesty. For contrast, we’ll also hear an early 20th century monument, with more than 15,000 pipes, at the Duomo in Milan. And we’ll delight in the splendid variety of metropolitan churches with lavish decoration and demure country chapels, uplifting in their simplicity.

PDF document Click here for more details. Come along; let the spirits move you.

  Map of Italy
  Map of Italy

Churches:
church Santa Maria Church, Verona
church Basilica dei Frari, Venice
church Chisea dello Santo Spirito, Pistoia
church The Church of Santa Croce, Florence
church Ospedale Church, Siena
church San Biagio, Montepulciano
church San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome

Organs:
document da Prato organ at the Basilica of San Petronio

Hotels:
document Hotel Regina Olga, Como
document Hotel Biasutti, Milan
document Hotel Grand Elite, Bologna
document Hotel Milano, Pistoia
document Grand Hotel Hermitage, Rome