Composers on Stamps

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  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    K Ö 970.jpg
    issued March 3rd,1952
    Schrammel and his brother Johann were and are very popular and possibly
    the most "Viennnese composers" of all of them.His and his brother´s music,
    called "Schrammerln",is the typical folk- and dance-music at the "Heurigen".
    That are bars,where new vine is served. (heuer = this year)
    The brothers died 1893 (Johann) and 1895 (Josef),both aged 43 years.
     
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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    K Ö 981.jpg
    issued Feb.21st,1953
    Hugo Wolf composed all kinds of classical music,an opera and chorus songs.
    However he is most famous for the composition of his Deutsche Kunstlieder.
    All his life he lived in poverty and was supported by friends for his needs.
    He died young from syphilis,spending his last years in a lunatics asylum.
     
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  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    the genius,issued Jan.21st,1956

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    First performance Oct.29th,1787 in the 1783 opened Nationaltheater in Prague.
    Stamp issued May 23rd,1969 from a sheetlet of 8 stamps.
     
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  4. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

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  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Issued May 30th,1959;
    Haydn composed an enormous wealth of all kinds of music.
    I like his symphonies very much.Their number is not 100% sure,but
    107 are agreed widely.They seem to be so light-hearted and fresh.
    Beethoven was his pupil for two years.Although he claimed,nothing to have learnt from Haydn,his symphonic works,namely the 1st,2nd and 8th symphonies
    show clearly Haydn´s influence.
    The melody of the German National Anthem is from Haydn´s "Kaiserquartet"
    opus 76 No.3.The original text started: "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser..."
    (God save Franz the Emperor...)
     
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  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued July 7th,1960
    Maler was and is considered the most eminent conductor of his times.
    He conducted the best ochestras in many countries and invented new ways
    in performing operas,especially those of Richard Wagner.
    In his last years he worked in New York,but was not happy with the mentality
    of the music establishment there.
    His compositions were less valued,than his conducting.Only after WW II he
    became acknowledged fully.
    Best known are his ten symphonies,the last of them unfinished.His "Lieder",
    best known are the "Kinder-Toten-Lieder",are performed extensively.
    Personally I do not like his symphonies to much.To me they are a little bit
    dull.But that´s probably my fault.
     

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  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued Oct.20th,1961
    Liszt was born in Hungary.However in a part of Hungary,what in 1918 became
    a part of Austria,the Burgenland.Although his natural language was German,
    he was proud of his Hungarian descent.
    He was a brilliant,almost artistic pianist and an international music-performer.
    He wrote an enormous amount of compositions.A complete index does not
    exist to this day.
    His piano works are not that often played nowadays,be it for the reason,
    that they are technical extremely difficult to play.In his time his brilliant
    techninique was his "trademark".He was a close friend to Richard Wagner
    and the Wagner family.
     
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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued Aug.7th,1970
    Koschat was chorus-master of the Vienna Hof-Oper(a).
    He composed Lieder (songs) based on folk-songs from his home-country
    Carinthia.He was a successful musician,who toured through Europe and
    the US.
    He was popular throughout Germany and was honoured with the
    Red-Eagle-Order by Emperor Wilhelm II (William II)
     
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  9. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Brilliant, but not one of my favs. I find many of his compositions 'nervous.'
     
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  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    the giant of music; stamp issued Dec.16th,1970;
    After a painting by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793-1865) from 1823.

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    stamp issued May 23rd,1969,from a sheetlet of 8 stamps;
    Fidelio,Beethoven´s only opera.First performance No.v.20th,1805.
    A second version came one year later and the final version in 1814.
     
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  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Ziehrer again,now commemorating his 50th death-anniversary;
    issued Nov.14th,1972;
     
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  12. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

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  13. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Attractive stamp!

    So much music, so little time... I purchased an old edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians some years ago and there must be hundreds of composers whose music is never or very seldom performed.:(
     
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  14. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    Molokai,
    My son purchased a copy of the Dictionary of Music and Musicians some years ago when he still took piano lessons. It's actually a wonderful reference volume, I'll have to ask him what he did with it since his desire to learn about music has waned. I'm sure the amount of music that has been composed, if it were in sheet music form, would be an astounding pile of paper. I'm a prolific sampler of many forms and styles and appreciate a large scope of genres.
     
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  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Ference (Franz) Lehár (1870-1948) gives a nice example of the complicated history of Austria/Hungary and Germany.
    Lehár was born in what is today Slovakia.His father,a military orchestra-conductor,was Hungarian,but spoke German only.His mother was a German,
    born in Hungary,spoke Hungarian only.So the language of childhood was Hungarian.At the age of ten he attended a german-language gymnasium (grammar school).
    His name originates Czechia,where it is spelled Léhar.He was a musical child prodigy,composing his first Lied (song) at eleven.
    As a composer he was famous for his operettas.I have no portrait stamp of
    Lehár,but in the first austrian operetta-series,issued July 3rd,1970 his
    "Die lustige Witwe" (The merry widdow) was featured:
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    Lehar was very popular and became very wealthy.He lived in Vienna in a
    small palais,what was owned earliar by Schikaneder (texter).For the summer
    months he had a villa in Ischl,the favourite summer residence of emperor
    Franz Joseph.
    However,after the end of WW I,he opted for the citizenship of Hungary.
    In 1933 he had problems in Germany,as he had many jewish acquaintances
    and he was married to a jewish wife.However as Hitler liked his music a lot,
    he was allowed to be played in Germany.The Rosenberg Office tried to
    sanction him,the SS even wanted to deport his wife,but Goebbels intervened.
    His wife was declared a "Honorary Arian".Lehar was bestowed with a high
    civil order by Hitler in person in 1940.He conducted many official party- and
    Wehrmacht-concerts throughout the war.
    He would not like to emigrate,because he did not like to live in England or the US,because his English was too bad,as he claimed.
    From 1943 on he became ill and spent much time in Switzerland clinics.
    After the war he refused to make any statements about his connections to
    the Nazi-regime.
    He died in 1948 in his villa in Ischl.
     
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  16. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Indeed <HOCH> it would be a mighty tall stack! I am mostly classical tho I also enjoy some Swing and the 'cool jazz' of the 50s-60s. I could listen to Dave Brubeck and Joe Morello forever... I played drums from 4th grade to 12th. Tried to get each of my four kids involved with an instrument, but none stuck, unfortunately.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours, <HOCH>!

    Here is a Manuel De Falla (Spanish) composer. His piano works are quite lovely.

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  17. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    Thank-you Molokai!

    A wonderful holiday and New Year to you and your family. Here's another 100th anniversary stamp from Spain for composer Isaac Albeniz.

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    https://www.stampworld.com/stamps/Spain/Postage-stamps/g1221/
     
  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    K Ö 1578.jpg
    issued July 14th,1978
    No Lehár stamp from Austria ? I was wrong again !
    Above his portrait his villa in Ischl (where he died) is depicted.
     
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  19. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Happy Holidays to you <WERNER>. Thanks for your many contributions to StampExchange!
     
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  20. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Bruckner again,issued March 22nd,1974.
    In commemoration of the official opening of the Bruckner-Haus in Linz on March 23rd,1974.The Bruckner-Haus is a top-class concert-house.The opening-
    concert started with Bruckner´s 7th Symphonie,performed by the Vienna
    Philharmonic Orchestra,conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
     
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