Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mascagni's Organ

Mascagni's organ, church of San Benedetto, Livorno
Inside the church of San Benedetto we can still see the organ used by the young Pietro Mascagni to practice music. A plaque remembering this is set in the wall below the instrument.

Dio sapienza infinita
Creatore delle divine armonie
Rivelò in questa chiesa
Il genio musicale
Pietro Mascagni
Che giovinetto a quest'organo
Trasse ispirazione e provò le sue prime melodie
(God infinite wisdom
Creator of the celestial harmonies
Revealed in this church
The musical genius
Pietro Mascagni
Who as a young man at this organ
Was inspired and played his first melodies

See also: San Benedetto
External links: Pietro Mascagni (Wikipedia)


William Kendall said...

What a beautiful setting for such an organ!

Revrunner said...

I wasn't familiar with Mascagni's work. Just listened to the Intermezzo from his Cavalleria rusticana. Lovely.

Randy said...

I'll bet it sounds great.

Dina said...

I can understand how he was inspired by such an organ.

cieldequimper said...

It's a lovely little organ, is it still in use?

Merisi said...

What beautiful home for a great organ!

Luis Gomez said...

This is so beautiful VP.

Halcyon said...

Neat that he got his own plaque there!

Jack said...

This organ seems to hide most of the pipes. The owners of big organs over here seem to want to show off the pipes.

José Mendonça said...

Beautifully composed shot, VP.