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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #460 on: September 08, 2021, 02:36:38 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 8, 1841

Antonín Dvořák born in Nelahozeves, Czech Republic (d. 1904)

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 #461 on: September 09, 2021, 02:02:37 AM »
"This Day in Music History*
September 9, 1583

Girolamo Frescobaldi born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1643)

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 #462 on: September 09, 2021, 02:05:02 AM »
*The Week ahead in Music History*

September 10, 1659
Henry Purcell born in St Ann's Lane, Old Pye Street, Westminster (d. 1695)

September 11, 1733
François Couperin dies at 64

September 12, 1764
Jean Philippe Rameau dies at 80

September 13, 1819
Clara Schumann born in Leipzig (d. 1896)

September 13, 1874
Arnold Schoenberg born in Vienna (d. 1951)

September 14, 1741
George Frideric Handel finishes his "Messiah" after working on it non-stop for 23 days

September 15, 1945
Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian composer, shot by American soldier on patrol at 61

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 #463 on: September 09, 2021, 02:22:01 AM »
*The Week ahead in Music History*

September 10, 1659
Henry Purcell born in St Ann's Lane, Old Pye Street, Westminster (d. 1695)

September 11, 1733
François Couperin dies at 64

September 12, 1764
Jean Philippe Rameau dies at 80

September 13, 1819
Clara Schumann born in Leipzig (d. 1896)

September 13, 1874
Arnold Schoenberg born in Vienna (d. 1951)

September 14, 1741
George Frideric Handel finishes his "Messiah" after working on it non-stop for 23 days

September 15, 1945
Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian composer, shot by American soldier on patrol at 61

Welcome to the world Henry!  :)

And only 23 days to write the Messiah?!  :o  Or was that a final writing spurt?  Any idea?

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #464 on: September 09, 2021, 02:37:31 AM »
Welcome to the world Henry!  :)

And only 23 days to write the Messiah?!  :o  Or was that a final writing spurt?  Any idea?

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Excellent Smithsonian article here:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-glorious-history-of-handels-messiah-148168540/

Handel composed Messiah in an astounding interlude, somewhere between three and four weeks in August and September 1741. "He would literally write from morning to night," says Sarah Bardwell of the Handel House Museum in London. The text was prepared in July by the prominent librettist, Charles Jennens, and was intended for an Easter performance the following year. "I hope [Handel] will lay out his whole Genius & Skill upon it, that the Composition may excel all his former Compositions, as the Subject excels every other Subject," Jennens wrote to a friend.
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 #465 on: September 09, 2021, 02:48:06 AM »
Excellent Smithsonian article here:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-glorious-history-of-handels-messiah-148168540/

Handel composed Messiah in an astounding interlude, somewhere between three and four weeks in August and September 1741. "He would literally write from morning to night," says Sarah Bardwell of the Handel House Museum in London. The text was prepared in July by the prominent librettist, Charles Jennens, and was intended for an Easter performance the following year. "I hope [Handel] will lay out his whole Genius & Skill upon it, that the Composition may excel all his former Compositions, as the Subject excels every other Subject," Jennens wrote to a friend.
Thanks for the info!  Amazing!  :)

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #466 on: September 15, 2021, 01:39:21 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 15, 1945

Anton Webern dies at 61


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 #467 on: September 16, 2021, 01:35:00 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 16, 1966

The new Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York, with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Samuel Barber.

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 #468 on: September 16, 2021, 01:49:57 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 16, 1966

The new Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York, with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra" by Samuel Barber.

Cool!  8)

I remember years ago hearing some old interviews with some opera singers about what it was like in the Old Met.  Trying to find the story; I imagine that it was one of the segments that was part of one of the Saturday's At The Met broadcasts.

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« Reply #469 on: September 17, 2021, 01:38:52 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 17, 1934

RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)


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 #470 on: September 18, 2021, 01:20:25 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 18, 1809

Royal Opera House in London opens.


The original theater, for which Handel composed many operas and oratorios, was destroyed by fire in 1808. A number of valuable items, including the organ bequeathed by Handel, were lost. Rebuilding of the new theater began at once, incorporating foundation stone of the original structure. A production of Macbeth on September 18, 1809, followed by musical entertainment called “The Quaker”, were the first performances held there.

The management raised seat prices to help recoup rebuilding costs, but after audiences disrupted performances by beating sticks, hissing, and booing in protest for three months, the original prices were reinstated.

Another fire in 1856 completely destroyed the opera house for a second time. The third and present Opera House was completed in 1858 and is shown on this 1980 Great Britain stamp.
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 #471 on: September 18, 2021, 09:55:36 AM »
Thanks for that interesting ROH history, only some of which I dimly remembered.  As I write an absolutely magical Cosi fan tutte with an elderly Bohm in the 1979 springs happily to mind. It's the only time I ever saw him and there was sth quite mesmerising about him.

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« Reply #472 on: September 19, 2021, 01:44:05 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 19, 1908

Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague

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 #473 on: September 19, 2021, 01:47:59 AM »
Thanks for that interesting ROH history, only some of which I dimly remembered.  As I write an absolutely magical Cosi fan tutte with an elderly Bohm in the 1979 springs happily to mind. It's the only time I ever saw him and there was sth quite mesmerising about him.

It's awesome that the theater in some incarnation has been on that site since 1732!
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 #474 on: September 20, 2021, 01:18:12 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 20, 1957

Jean Sibelius dies at age 91 at Ainola, his home on the shores of Lake Tuusulanjärvi in Järvenpää, Finland.   
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 #475 on: September 20, 2021, 01:50:00 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 20, 1957

Jean Sibelius dies at age 91 at Ainola, his home on the shores of Lake Tuusulanjärvi in Järvenpää, Finland.   

Love the stamps!  And know whose music I'll be listening to today too.  :)

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« Reply #476 on: September 21, 2021, 01:32:41 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
September 21, 1874

Gustav Holst born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1934)

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 #477 on: September 21, 2021, 01:36:34 AM »
That Planets stamp is particularly cool.  :)

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #478 on: September 21, 2021, 02:43:43 AM »
That Planets stamp is particularly cool.  :)

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Yes, it's part of this 1985 British Composers set from Great Britain.
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 #479 on: September 21, 2021, 03:52:28 AM »
Lovely set!  :)

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