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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #480 on: September 22, 2021, 01:35:42 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 22, 1869

Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold premieres in Munich


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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #481 on: September 23, 2021, 01:35:46 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 23,1835

Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer, dies at 33

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 #482 on: September 23, 2021, 03:17:15 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 23,1835

Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer, dies at 33

I hadn't realized that he had died so young!   :(

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« Reply #483 on: September 23, 2021, 04:00:52 AM »
I hadn't realized that he had died so young!   :(

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And very influential for such a short career. As far as composers go, there were a large number of stamps issued in his honor.
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« Reply #484 on: September 23, 2021, 04:02:52 AM »
And very influential for such a short career. As far as composers go, there were a large number of stamps issued in his honor.
Interesting!  Neat!

I love his operas.  Hard to think about what else he might have composed had he lived longer.   :(

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« Reply #485 on: September 24, 2021, 01:03:50 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 24, 1813

André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, Belgian/French composer, dies at 72

   
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« Reply #486 on: September 25, 2021, 02:19:18 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 25, 1849

Johann Baptist Strauss, elder, dies at 45 in Vienna


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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #487 on: September 26, 2021, 01:45:05 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 26, 1945

Béla Bartok dies at 64  in New York City where his funeral was attended by only ten people. His body was initially buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York but was later re-interred at Budapest's Farkasréti Cemetery in the late 1980s.


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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #488 on: September 26, 2021, 02:28:59 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 26, 1945

Béla Bartok dies at 64  in New York City where his funeral was attended by only ten people. His body was initially buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York but was later re-interred at Budapest's Farkasréti Cemetery in the late 1980s.

Love the Cantata Profana stamp.

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« Reply #489 on: September 26, 2021, 05:31:14 AM »

Béla Bartok dies at 64  in New York City where his funeral was attended by only ten people.


That's something of an eyebrow raiser. Unless he'd requested a quiet funeral.

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« Reply #490 on: September 26, 2021, 07:24:37 AM »
That's something of an eyebrow raiser. Unless he'd requested a quiet funeral.
Iota,

I was wondering earlier whether or not it might have something to do with WWII having just ended?

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« Reply #491 on: September 26, 2021, 11:15:22 AM »
Iota,

I was wondering earlier whether or not it might have something to do with WWII having just ended?

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That and probably due to the lack of appreciation of his music in America at the time of his death.

Bartok was a committed anti-fascist and reluctantly left his native Hungary for the U.S. in 1940. Although he was well-known in America as a pianist, there was little interest in his music there during his final years. He and his wife survived on a meager research fellowship and the charitable handouts he was reluctant to receive. His battle with leukemia late in life limited his ability to perform as well as compose, although he was able to write his Concerto for Orchestra commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky and Sonata for Solo Violin commissioned by Yehudi Menuhin in the year before his death.

After his remains were exhumed and transferred back to Budapest for burial, Hungary arranged a state funeral for him in 1988.         
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 #492 on: September 27, 2021, 02:01:26 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 27, 1921

Engelbert Humperdinck dies at 67.

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 #493 on: September 27, 2021, 05:54:01 AM »
That Planets stamp is particularly cool.  :)

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+1
I like the Sibelius ones as well.
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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #494 on: September 28, 2021, 01:41:43 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 28, 1922
 
Andrejs Jurjans, Latvia's first classical composer, dies at 65

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 #495 on: September 29, 2021, 01:53:33 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 29, 1863

The “Pearl Fishers” by Georges Bizet becomes the first opera produced by the Théâtre Lyrique. Commissioned while Bizet was only 24 years old, it was performed in Paris on the Place du Châtelet.

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 #496 on: September 30, 2021, 01:33:10 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 30, 1791

Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna


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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #497 on: September 30, 2021, 12:53:00 PM »
This is a superb wee slot on GMG.  Love all the stamps!  All of them minute ephemera of brilliance.  Thanks so much Szykneij.   ;D

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« Reply #498 on: October 01, 2021, 01:42:51 AM »

This is a superb wee slot on GMG.  Love all the stamps!  All of them minute ephemera of brilliance.  Thanks so much Szykneij.   ;D


Thanks, John! Glad you enjoy it.

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #499 on: October 01, 2021, 01:46:13 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
October 1

1865 Paul Dukas born in Paris (d. 1935)

1903 Vladimir Horowitz born in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1989)

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