Deutsches Museum Studies new book

August 31, 2020
Towards the Rebuilding of an Italian Renaissance-Style Wooden Organ, by Walter Chinaglia
Towards the Rebuilding of an Italian Renaissance-Style Wooden Organ, by Walter Chinaglia

Deutsches Museum Studies announces a new book: Towards the Rebuilding of an Italian Renaissance-Style Wooden Organ (978-3-940396-97-6, €18.50), by Walter Chinaglia.

The volume describes the organbuilder author’s ongoing project to construct an Italian Renaissance organo di legno (organ with wooden pipes), modeled after an instrument at the Hofkirche in Innsbruck, Austria. Chinaglia combines the use of historical tools and materials, simple geometry, and practical rules to reinterpret the original artifact of an anonymous Renaissance builder. Numerous images of the construction invite the reader to discover the details of a historically informed organ and illustrate the traditional woodworking techniques used for components: windchest, keyboard, pipes, and the mechanism.

For information: hwww.deutsches-museum.de/verlag/aus-der-forschung/studies/.

 

Other new publications:

Bach's Legacy: The Music as Heard by Later Masters

Organ & Interpretation: the French École Classique