The Historical Pipe Organs of Carl Leopold Wegenstein in Slovakia

In 2021, the Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with the civic association Quirinus, o. z., published a monograph that first reflects the basic biographical information about the organist C. L. Wegenstein; however, the authors focus mainly on in-depth analysis and presentation of the disposition of individual Wegenstein organs, the material used to build organs and a thorough knowledge of instruments in terms of sound and acoustic, to which research into the spatial acoustics of individual temples in which the instruments are located.
In terms of the scope of IMMM SAS, metal was and is a part of organs. The most commonly used metals for the production of organ pipes are tin, lead, copper, zinc, and aluminum, with various impurities such as bismuth or antimony. Even detailed data on organ metal development in Europe is not available, so this publication makes a significant contribution to knowledge in this regard. This is the first such analysis in Slovakia. From the point of view of the use of metals in Wegenstein's organs in our territory, the authors dealt with all available organ registers while also identifying organ metal defects or secondary fitted whistles or entire registers.
This publication of authors: A. Štafura, Š. Nagy, M. Čulík, A. Čepec, Š. Nagy and P. Barta can also be borrowed from the Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences library.