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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Organ Profile

1895; 1991 Rieger organ at Dominikanerkirche, Vienna, Austria

Photo–Richard Rasch

 

1895; 1991 Rieger organ at Dominikanerkirche, Vienna, Austria

Photo–Richard Rasch

The main alter with a painting of the Adoration of the Magi

1895; 1991 Rieger organ at Dominikanerkirche, Vienna, Austria

All of the images in this gallery were taken on our Tour of Austria. Join us on our next tour.

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1895; 1991 Rieger organ at Dominikanerkirche, Vienna, Austria

Photo–Richard Rasch

The thoughtfully balanced case design fits around the west-end window instead of covering it. The concave-convex aspect of the balustrade is a typical example of the transition between Baroque and Rococo styles.

1895; 1991 Rieger organ at Dominikanerkirche, Vienna, Austria

Photo–Richard Rasch

Wolfgang Kogert and Hans Haselböck play a Soler Concerto for two organs. Note that the Rückpositiv division has its own mechanical keyboard and stop controls. It can also be played from the main console. This possibility was part of the 1991 Schuke renovation.