This time the main article deals with the music of Napoleon’s time.
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Members of Motivgruppe Musik can read the entire issue online in the members’ area.
“Der Musikus” – Archive (members only)
On our website, copies of numerous (partly historical) exhibits can be viewed.
“Music: Talking with God”
“Otello meets Parsifal”
“The Fascinating World of Jukeboxes”
“Beethovens 9. Sinfonie – Hymne der Menschheit”
“Tchaikovsky – The Russian Romantic”
“Stars on Ice”
“Robert Stolz – The last Viennese Operetta Composer”
Copies of exhibits (members only)
The members only section of our website contains a collection of checklists about various topics of music philately. The collection is constantly expanding and can be read online by our members.
29.3.20: Female dancers (updated) / opera houses (updated)
3.7.20: Clarinet (new) / Saxophone (new)
3.9.20: Ballroom Dance (updated)
5.2.21: Beethoven (updated)
12.4.21: Musicians on banknotes and coins on stamps (new)
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The library of our study group contains an extensive collection of philatelic magazine articles from all areas of music philately. These articles can be read online by our members.
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Our bulletin “Der Musikus” No. 145 has been issued.
This time the main article deals with Beethoven’s youth, when he was very much oriented towards his great role model Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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To mark the 80th anniversary of the first screening of the Bugs Bunny short films, a series of 10 stamps with scenes from these comics was released in the USA. One of the stamps shows Bugs Bunny as a pianist in “Rhapsody Rabbit”. This animated short film was part of the “Merrie Melodies Series” and was produced under the direction of Friz Freleng. It was released in cinemas on November 9, 1946 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Like all short films in the “Merrie Melodies Series”, “Rhapsody Rabbit” was accompanied by a piece of music: Bugs Bunny plays Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2”. The pianist was the American composer and arranger Carl W. Stalling (1891-1972).
The Greek actress, singer and politician Melina Mercouri was born on October 18, 1920 in Athens. She died in New York on March 6, 1994. October 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of her birthday.
Melina (actually Maria Amalia) Mercouri came from an upper class family. From 1939 she went to drama school and made her debut at the Greek National Theater in Athens in 1944 in an avant-garde play by Alexis Solomos. The reviews were that the actress was “too young, too tall, too blonde, clumsy, talentless”. After appearing in the provinces, she played briefly in Paris before getting her first film role in 1955. She became known to international audiences in 1960 through the film comedy “Never on
After the success of “Never on Sunday” Melina Mercouri starred in other films such as “Phaedra” and “Topkapi” and the lead role in the Broadway musical “Illya Darling”.
During the seven-year military dictatorship in Greece, Melina Mercouri lived in exile in France from 1967 to 1974 and made her criticism of the regime clear on the tours that took her as a singer around the world. After the overthrow of the military junta, she was elected as a member of the Greek parliament in 1977, from 1981 to 1989 and again from 1993 to 1994, Melina Mercouri was Greek Minister of Culture. The establishment of the annual European Capital of Culture goes back to her initiative.