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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #260 on: April 16, 2021, 01:45:30 AM »
A very nice and extremely informative thread, Tony, thank you.

I'm curious: how many stamps do you own? As a kid I collected stamps too, though music was not my interest back then. I should still have my stamp albums somewhere, must look for them.

I'm glad you're enjoying the thread. Most of my career was in education, but there were years I spent in the collectibles business. When I first graduated from college, music teaching jobs were hard to come by, so I got into that field. In addition to music at the time, I enjoyed collecting stamps, so I got a job with one of the major stamp firms. I subsequently worked for a couple of others and was a dealer on my own for a while. I learned more about history and geography from those jobs than from anywhere else.
 My main area of interest now is in postal history, collecting items dealing with music and my home town. Definitely try to find your old albums. They'll bring back memories and possibly rekindle an interest in a hobby that has waned in overall popularity over recent years.
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 #261 on: April 16, 2021, 01:48:12 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
April 16, 1854
Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Mazeppa" premieres

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 #262 on: April 17, 2021, 03:06:35 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 17, 1568
Christophe Thomas Walliser, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1648)

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #263 on: April 17, 2021, 06:29:00 AM »
Walliser : a rare, unknown composer, for sure!
https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/grovemusic/view/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-0000029848

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Lovely.

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« Reply #264 on: April 17, 2021, 07:33:53 AM »
Walliser : a rare, unknown composer, for sure!


Lovely.

Some dates definitely require deeper digging than others!

The YouTube caption to the video you posted mentioned "Walliser’s father-in-law was actually the publisher, though Cum natus is delightful, and certainly deserved to be there alongside works by Gabrieli, Marenzio, Hassler, and others".

A beautiful composition, and great to see it still being performed more than 450 years later!
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« Reply #265 on: April 18, 2021, 03:07:30 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
April 18, 1819
Franz von Suppé, born in Spalato, Dalmatia, Austrian Empire (d. 1895)

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 #266 on: April 19, 2021, 02:54:07 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 19, 1774
Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" 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

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

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« Reply #267 on: April 20, 2021, 01:54:23 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 20, 1759
George Frideric Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London

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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« Reply #268 on: April 21, 2021, 01:51:41 AM »
*This Day in Music History+
April 21, 1780
Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer and co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, dies at 60

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 #269 on: April 22, 2021, 02:25:01 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 22, 1916
Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)


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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« Reply #270 on: April 23, 2021, 02:21:47 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
April 23, 1939
First performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin

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 #271 on: April 24, 2021, 03:17:15 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
April 24, 1801
First performance of Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"




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 #272 on: April 24, 2021, 07:43:50 AM »
Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, turns out to be another rare and (for me) completely unknown composer.
https://www.swedishmusicalheritage.com/composers/zellbell-ferdinand/

There are some Swedish recordings, very elegant music!

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« Reply #273 on: April 25, 2021, 04:49:12 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
April 25, 1926
Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan

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 #274 on: April 26, 2021, 02:03:48 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
April 26, 1835
Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" 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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« Reply #275 on: April 27, 2021, 02:22:54 AM »
"This Day in Music History"
April 27, 1810
Ludwig van Beethoven composes "Für Elise.


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 #276 on: April 28, 2021, 02:10:42 AM »
Need to list a few days in advance this morning:

*This Week in Music History”
April 28, 1892 - 1st performance of Antonín Dvořák's overture "Carnival Overture"
April 29, 1879 - Thomas Beecham born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 1961)
              1895 - Malcolm Sargent born in Bath Villas, Ashford, Kent (d. 1967)
April 30, 1902 - Claude Debussy’s opera "Pelléas et Mélisande" premieres in Paris
May 1, 1786 - Mozart’s opera “Marriage of Figaro” premieres in Vienna with the composer conducting
May 2, 1660 - Alessandro Scarlatti born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1725
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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 #277 on: May 03, 2021, 02:42:34 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
May 3, 1917
1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"

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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« Reply #278 on: May 04, 2021, 02:37:09 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
May 4, 1878
Thomas Edison's Phonograph shown for first time at Grand Opera House, San Francisco.
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 #279 on: May 05, 2021, 02:51:21 AM »
*This Day in Music History"
May 5,1891
Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor


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