An Italian masterpiece
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6. An Italian masterpiece
In the Old Cathedral of Brescia, Italy, there is a 1536 organ designed by Giovan Giacomo Antegnati. Greatly admired by his contemporaries, Antegnati was the church organist at St. Euphemia's in Brescia who also built organs for a number of other churches in the city. When in the 19th century this cathedral organ was restored and enlarged, the priests of the church, in admiration of Antegnati's masterpiece, asked all the old pipes to be preserved.