MusingMuso Posted December 3, 2007 Share Posted December 3, 2007 The link below should open up to a discography, which includes an mp3 of the Widor Toccata. It is played on the organ of St.James', Prague, which contains a large quasi-romantic Rieger-Kloss re-build of an earlier 18th century organ (imagine THAT to-day!) to the design of Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann. This was the organ associated not only with Wiedermann, but also Jiri Ropek and Petr Eben; not to mention the current head organist, Irena Chřibková. (pronounced H-ripkova). From the performance, I get the distinct impression that she is struggling with a slightly sluggish and irregular action, and I'm not aware that the organ has been re-built recently. However, unlike many sadly neglected old organs in the Czech Republic, this one at least works and hasn't been vandalised. (Some of the more remote churches have organs in a pitiful state or repair, or have had the pipes removed or badly damaged by vandals). It's quite a big sound, and quite a large instrument. http://chribkova.com/diskografie_cd2.html MM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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