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Stavropol Krai , Pyatigorsk

Aeolian harp («Eolova Arfa») in Pyatigorsk

An Aeolian harp (also wind harp) is a musical instrument that is played by the wind. Named for Aeolus, the ancient Greek god of the wind, the traditional Aeolian harp is essentially a wooden box including a sounding board, with strings stretched lengthwise across two bridges.

The round arbor with columns was built on a sublime point of the mountain Mashuk according to the project of architects brothers Bernardazzi at the beginning of the 30th of the XIX century, here was built the wooden case with two harps and stone floor, under the influence of a wind the vane rotates and produces musical sounds Therefore the arbor also received the name «Aeolian harp». Now the Aeolian harp is equipped with an electromusical instrument.

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Address: Stavropol region, Pyatigorsk, Michaylovsky slope of mount Mashuk

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