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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #440 on: August 21, 2021, 02:21:42 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
August 21, 1893

Lili [Marie-Juliette Olga] Boulanger, French composer (first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize) and younger sister of Nadia Boulanger, born in Paris (d. 1918).

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 #441 on: August 22, 2021, 02:58:03 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
August 22, 1862

Claude Debussy born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918).

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 #442 on: August 23, 2021, 02:06:16 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
August 23, 1937

Albert Roussel dies in Royan, France at the age of 68 (born 1869).


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 #443 on: August 24, 2021, 01:30:39 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
August 24, 1787
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, K. 526

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 #444 on: August 24, 2021, 01:51:31 AM »
26th August will be the 63rd Anniversary of Vaughan Williams's death; here is a stamp that was issued to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of his birth (on 12th October 1972). I remember the stamp being issued then:

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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #445 on: August 24, 2021, 09:05:46 AM »
26th August will be the 63rd Anniversary of Vaughan Williams's death; here is a stamp that was issued to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of his birth (on 12th October 1972). I remember the stamp being issued then:


Thank you for posting that stamp and the photo behind it Jeffrey!  So, did you buy and set aside any of those stamps?   :)

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #446 on: August 25, 2021, 01:37:15 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
August 25, 1918

Leonard Bernstein born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1990)


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 #447 on: August 25, 2021, 02:05:29 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
August 25, 1918

Leonard Bernstein born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1990)

Happy birthday Lennie!

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #448 on: August 26, 2021, 02:09:26 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
August 26, 1958

Ralph Vaughan Williams dies at 85.

(Jeffrey has posted a postage stamp honoring him a few messages up, which I believe is the only stamp with his image.)

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 #449 on: August 27, 2021, 02:08:40 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
August 27, 1900

Gabriel Fauré's "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers


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 #450 on: August 27, 2021, 05:17:45 AM »
Thank you for posting that stamp and the photo behind it Jeffrey!  So, did you buy and set aside any of those stamps?   :)

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I'm sure that I did PD but it was almost 50 years ago and I can't remember. Hopefully there is a Treasure Chest in the attic somewhere with them hidden away.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #451 on: August 27, 2021, 05:18:51 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
August 26, 1958

Ralph Vaughan Williams dies at 85.

(Jeffrey has posted a postage stamp honoring him a few messages up, which I believe is the only stamp with his image.)

V interesting Tony - never seen that Brooke-Bond card before. Actually their PG Tips is my favourite tea.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #452 on: August 27, 2021, 05:34:16 AM »
V interesting Tony - never seen that Brooke-Bond card before. Actually their PG Tips is my favourite tea.
So, was that card tucked inside of a tin or affixed to the outside of it?

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #453 on: August 27, 2021, 05:42:25 AM »
V interesting Tony - never seen that Brooke-Bond card before. Actually their PG Tips is my favourite tea.

Glad to hear they're still in business. 
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 #454 on: August 27, 2021, 11:08:33 AM »
Glad to hear they're still in business.
Most certainly!
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #455 on: August 28, 2021, 01:37:47 AM »
*This Weekend in Music History*

August 28, 1850
Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany

August 29, 1686
Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, German composer and elder son of Johann Pachelbel, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1764)

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 #456 on: August 28, 2021, 01:40:17 AM »
*The Week Ahead in Music History*

August 30, 1751
George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio "Jephtha"

August 31, 1834
 Amilcare Ponchielli born in Paderno Ponchielli, Italy (d. 1886)

September 1, 1785
1785Mozart publishes 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna

September 2, 1960
Premiere of William Walton's 2nd Symphony

September 3, 1881
1881Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony

September 4, 1824
Anton Bruckner born in Ansfelden, Austria (d. 1896)

September 5, 1791
Giacomo Meyerbeer born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1864)

September 6, 2007
Luciano Pavarotti dies at 71

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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

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 #457 on: September 05, 2021, 06:00:11 AM »
"This Day in Music History"
September 5, 1791

Giacomo Meyerbeer born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1864)

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 #458 on: September 06, 2021, 02:20:03 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 6, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti dies at 71
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 #459 on: September 07, 2021, 01:44:18 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 7, 1726

François-André Danican Philidor, French composer and chess champion, born in Dreux, France (d. 1795)

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