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Historical Organs – Plasy

Historical Organs - PlasyThe organ at the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady in the Cistercian Monastery in Plasy is a unique early Baroque instrument. Built in 1688 by leading Czech organ builder Abraham Stark from Loket, it had 29 registers and is still counted among the largest organs in the Czech Republic. The first large restoration event in the late 18th century involved a significant change of the overall shape of the instrument. The next partial restoration came in the early 20th century.

The organ was last played in 2000 before it entered its next overall reconstruction and restoration project in 2004-2006. The project led by organ builder Vladimír Šlajch and graphic artist Václav Stádník involved restoration of the organ to its original 1688 Baroque sound. Renowned pianist and organist Jaroslav T?ma gave a concert at the inauguration ceremony held on September 29, 2006 in the presence of bishop František Radkovský who consecrated the restored instrument.

Title: Historical Organs – Plasy
Date of Issue: 14 September 2011
Country: Czech Republic
Denominations: 10 CZK

Source: www.ceskaposta.cz

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