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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #240 on: April 03, 2021, 02:52:08 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 3, 1897
Johannes Brahms dies at 63

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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« Reply #241 on: April 04, 2021, 02:53:10 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 4th
1957 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony premieres French Radio National Orchestra, conducted by the composer, in Paris
1922 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)


Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #242 on: April 04, 2021, 02:54:12 AM »
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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #243 on: April 05, 2021, 02:23:04 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
April 5, 1902
Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte" premieres in Paris

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #244 on: April 06, 2021, 02:19:07 AM »
"This Day in Music History"
April 6, 1971
Igor Stravinsky dies of pneumonia at 88

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #245 on: April 07, 2021, 02:23:03 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
April 7
1724 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion" premieres in Leipzig
1805 Premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #246 on: April 08, 2021, 02:15:41 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 8,1692
Giuseppe Tartini, Venetian Baroque composer and violinist (Trillo del Diavolo), born in Piran, Venice (d. 1770)

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #247 on: April 09, 2021, 02:17:53 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 9, 1939
Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #248 on: April 10, 2021, 01:48:38 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 10,1868
1st performance of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem"

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #249 on: April 10, 2021, 01:53:05 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/mAONYTMf2pk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/mAONYTMf2pk</a>

I didn't know enough of this concert and had to do some research. 

"The Lincoln Memorial concert made Anderson an international celebrity. It overshadowed the rest of her long life as a performer — she was 96 when she died in 1993. Eventually she did sing at Constitution Hall. By that time, the DAR had apologized and changed its rules. Anderson rarely spoke of that historic April day, and Keiler says when she did, there was no rancor.

"You never heard in her voice, a single tone of meanness, bitterness, blame, it was simply lacking," he says. "There is something saintly in that. Something deeply human and good."
Source: https://www.npr.org/2014/04/09/298760473/denied-a-stage-she-sang-for-a-nation




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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #250 on: April 10, 2021, 09:52:46 AM »


"You never heard in her voice, a single tone of meanness, bitterness, blame, it was simply lacking," he says. "There is something saintly in that. Something deeply human and good."
Source: https://www.npr.org/2014/04/09/298760473/denied-a-stage-she-sang-for-a-nation

Great story - Thanks for finding that!
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #251 on: April 11, 2021, 02:31:30 AM »
"This Day in Music History"
April 11, 1830
Robert Schumann hears violinist Paganini play in Frankfurt
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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« Reply #252 on: April 12, 2021, 01:53:33 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
April 12, 1945
Richard Strauss completes his "Metamorphosen"


Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #253 on: April 13, 2021, 02:27:56 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 13, 1896
John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres at the Tremont Theatre in Boston

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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« Reply #254 on: April 14, 2021, 02:15:39 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
April 14, 1759
George Frideric Handel dies at 74 in London, possibly due to a failed eye operation


https://biography.yourdictionary.com/articles/how-george-handel-die.html

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #255 on: April 15, 2021, 02:44:11 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 15, 1729
Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" premieres in Leipzig


Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #256 on: April 15, 2021, 04:26:18 AM »
A nice daily discovery, Tony.

I particularly liked the Stravinsky first day envelope further up.
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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #257 on: April 15, 2021, 04:40:29 AM »


Plenty of discoveries, indeed. A Sousa operetta !...I confess not knowing that Sousa wrote more than marches...

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« Reply #258 on: April 15, 2021, 08:21:00 AM »

Plenty of discoveries, indeed. A Sousa operetta !...I confess not knowing that Sousa wrote more than marches...


Also, that Souza began his music studies playing the violin with John Esputa, Jr., a prominent violin and viola instructor and a fine cornetist. Esputa, who discovered Souza's perfect pitch and sight reading abilities, was able to give his student a strong foundation in music theory and harmony.
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #259 on: April 15, 2021, 09:21:33 AM »
A nice daily discovery, Tony.

I particularly liked the Stravinsky first day envelope further up.

Thanks!

That first day cover was one I serviced myself back in 1982. The first class postal rate at the time was 20 cents, so additional postage needed to be added to the 2-cent Stravinsky stamp. The musical bulk rate and non-profit stamps made good complementary choices.
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige