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The ORGANA Collection

The collection consists of finest quality organs - portatives, table organs and positives - built by Walter Chinaglia, a well-known specialist in historical organs. After meticulous analyses of iconography, historical treatises, repertoires and musical contexts, he applied original building techniques and materials to recreate this particular set of organs.

The ORGANA collection shows a unique overview on different organ styles. Each instrument can be considered as an authentic interpretation of the historical sources. Thanks to a detailed study of proportions, materials and voicing, their sound quality is considered the closest yet to the original sound of medieval instruments.

During the lectures held by Walter Chinaglia, the public is introduced to the art of organ building which involves several subjects: music, physics, mathematics, technology (metallurgy, carpentry, woodwork) but also themes like poetry, faith, hope and emotions…

Starting from an organ's origins, the audience is taken on a vibrant and inspirational journey trough the centuries!

The Instruments in detail

The collection is being continuously enriched by new pieces: new organs take shape and come to life as a result of Walter Chinaglia's constant research.

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