Composers on Stamps

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Molokai, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    One of the "Founding-Fathers" of the modern music of the 20th century.
    As a music-theorist famous for the "Zwölftontechnik".
    Because of his jewish descent,he had to leave Germany/Austria and finally
    settled in the US,but was burried in his hometown Vienna.
    He was also a well-known painter.
     
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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued Oct.4th,1974
    Eysler was a very successful operetta composer of and in Vienna.Because his
    operettas were "very viennese" and written for Vienna audiences,his
    success internationally was rather limited.
    Because of his jewish descent,his works could no longer be performed,after
    the "Anschluß",when Austria became a part of Germany in 1938.
    It annoyed Hitler a lot,when he learned,that the composer of one of his
    favourite operettas (Die goldene Meisterin) was a jew.
    Eysler did not leave Germany,but stayed with relatives and friends till the
    end of the war.It might have helped him,that he was a Honorary Citizen of
    Vienna.
     
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  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued Oct.24th,1974
    C.Ditters von Dittersdorf,a contemporary of Haydn and Mozart, was a prolific early classical composer.
    He wrote all kinds of compositions from symphonies to operas.
    He also worked as a conductor and violin-soloist.
    At times he also was employed as a forest-official.
     
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  4. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Interesting, danke! I'll need to look him up, explore his music. Same 'do' as his contemporary Immanual Kant. Guess it was the fashion at the time.
     
  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued Dec.18th,1974
    Schmidt can be called a "Late-Romatic" viennese composer.Born in Pressburg
    (Bratislava) the family moved to Vienna,when he was 14.He studied cello and
    became a soloist in different orchestras.However his main career was that of
    an academical educationalist.
    He composed all kinds of classical music.
    After the war his works were more or less shunned,because of his closeness
    to "Austro-Fascism" and his support for the "Anschluß" (Austria becomming
    the "Ostmark" of Germany,1938).
     

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  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Born in Olmütz in Moravia (today Olomouc in the Czech Republic),Fall worked
    in his early years as conductor and solo-violonist in Hamburg and Berlin.
    In 1906 he returned to Vienna and became a very successful composer of
    operettas.He died in 1925 from cancer.
    His two brothers,also musicians and composers were deported in murdered
    in the holocaust.
     
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  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Johann Strauß (Son) again,issued Oct.24th,1975


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    issued Sept.11th,1970,commemorating Strauß´ operetta "Die Fledermaus".
    From a set of 3 or 6,depending on different catalogues.
     
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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued Feb.16th,1977
    Von Wolkenstein,born in South-Tyrol, lived the typical life of a knight in his younger years.Due to this and later as a diplomat in service of Emperor Sigismund I.,he spent time in many countries of Europe,North-Africa and
    Asia Minor.
    He was an important song-composer and poet.His songs moved fron the
    style of traditional Minnesingers to an unconventional "modern" form.
     
  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    Franz Schubert´s 150th death-anniversary,issued Nov.17th,1978.
     
  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued Aug.18th,1980
    Born in Vienna 1880,Ascher studied piano and composition,as well as Law.
    He composed about thirty operettas.He also wrote "Wiener Lieder" (Vienna
    Songs),chansons in different languages and music for films.
    Arrested in 1938,because he was jewish,he fled to the USA,immediately after
    his release.There he worked as a patent-lawyer till his death in 1942.
     
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  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued Aug.25th,1980
    Stolz,born in Graz,was a very successful composer and conductor of
    operettas,popular- and film-music.
    After the "Anschluß" he emigrated to the US and returned to Austria in 1946.

    His operetta "Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt" was commemorated in the
    series "famous operettas" in 1970:
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    issued Sept.11th,1970;
     
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  12. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    This may be my only post to this thread. I know almost zero about composers, but I found this cover at a recent metro stamp club "garage sale" and lo and behold its franking portrays a Danish composer. He is Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931) and the stamp, Sc. 421, commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth. I don't know what he composed, this was strictly a purchase for my Cancels on Stamps collection. I was intrigued by image in the slogan cancel. Its not everyday a human-like figure emerges from a mailbox!! A translation of the slogan admonishes a potential postal patron to never send money in a letter. Good advice, I suppose given today's societal morality. Nice bullseye on the second stamp too.

    Don

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  13. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    It is OK if you don't know much about classical composers <DON> - at least you play a mean Ina Gadda Da Vita on that vintage Fender!:rolleyes:
     
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  14. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    The title of what I play is I Usta Hava Da Vita

    Don
     
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  15. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Here is a nice cinderella for your collection!
     

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  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I have to admit,I am not familiar with Carl Nielsen.
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    Imre (Emmerich) Kalman was a hungarian composer of operettas.
    He wrote his most successful operettas after he had moved to Vienna in 1908.
    He wrote them all in German.
    Because he was jewish he had to emigrate to the USA in 1938.
    When he returned to Vienna after the war,he was not very welcomed.
    But there was a press-campaign against him,when he reclaimed his villa.
    He left Austria again for the US and settled later in Paris,where he died in
    1953.He was buried in a honorary-grave on Vienna´s central cementery.
     

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  17. Molokai

    Molokai Well-Known Member

    Interesting story; thanks <WERNER>! I am not much for opera, but I do like operettas. I'll need to find some of his.
     
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  18. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    Hi Molokai,
    I have to admit I also like the operetta a tad more myself. I have 3 of Kalman's operettas: Die Csárdásfürstin, Gräfin Mariza and Die Herzogin von Chicago, but the Countess Maritza is my favorite. I hope you get a chance to listen to some of his compositions.
     
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  19. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    I needed to back away from that image -- hard on the eyes!

    Don
     
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  20. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

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    issued March 18th,1983;
    A composer,born in Vienna,who was unknown to me.
    He created the "twelve-tone-music" earliar and different from Schönberg´s,
    calling it in later years "Zwölftonspiel",probably in spiritual relation to Hesse´s
    "Glasperlenspiel".
    When his music became forbidden by the Nazis,he went into a kind of inner
    emigration till the end of the war and studied and performed the "I-Ging" and
    eastern philosophies.He was always somekind of an esoteric loner,who wanted
    to create the perfect music in combination with philosophy to describe the
    world in perfection.
     
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