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Prague, Czech Rep. (Mark Steinback plays Mad Rush)
August 1, 2019
The greatest organ music: visit the renowned international organ festival in St. James Basilica
Organ concerts in St. James Basilica in Prague are very famous for their long tradition and absolutely unique sound of the organ instrument.
J. S. Bach, L. Vierne, A. Heiler, Ph. Glass
Mark Steinbach (USA)
The St. James´s organ is the largest organ in Prague and second largest in the Czech Republic. The two-manual organ with a pedal keyboard and 26 stops was completed in 1705 by Abraham Stark of Loket.
The organ´s case, which is still admired today, was quite unique in its time. So far the latest major reconstruction was carried out between 1981 and 1982 by “Varhany Krnov” (Rieger-Kloss). At present the organ has four manuals, 91 speaking stops and 8,277 pipes.