Stamps (Philately)/music


Hi Peter:
 Congratulations on receiving gold for your O Fortuna exhibit.
 I have some stamps with bars of music, hoping you might tell
 me what it is.
 Finland, Jean Sibelius Sc. Nos.433-34
 Germany, Schumann no. 743
 Germany, Heinrich Schutz no. 1096
 G.D.R. George Telemann no. 2182
 G.D.R. Handel, Bach, Schutz no. 2463
 G.D.R. Schumann no. 303-4
 India, Bach Handel no. 1110
 Korea, D.P.R Gluck, Liszt, Lully
 Poland, Chopin no. 907
 San Marino, Bellini no.1082
 San Marino, Bach no. 1081

Dear George,

Here is the list of the music notations you have asked for - except of four :-((

Finland, Jean Sibelius Sc. Nos.433-34
--> Sibelius "Finlandia"

Germany, Schumann no. 743
--> Piano Sonata #1

Germany, Heinrich Schutz no. 1096
--> Violin part and text „Verleih uns Frieden gnaediglich“
   op.11,4 SWV 372; from "Geistliche Chormusik 1648"

G.D.R. George Telemann no. 2182
--> Excerpt from "Hamburgische Kapitaensmusik" (Hamburg Captain's Music)

G.D.R. Handel, Bach, Schutz no. 2463
--> Bach: "Kunst der Fuge" (1750)
--> Handel: Concerto grosso, Opus 6 Nr. 5, 5. movement Allegro
--> Schutz: Fist print of "Geistliche Chor-Music Nr. 4" (1648)

G.D.R. Schumann no. 303-4
--> "Mondnacht" from song cycle "Liederkreis, Opus 39"

India, Bach Handel no. 1110
--> Bach: Magnifikat in D-major, BWV 243/1 (1723)
--> Handel: ?

Korea, D.P.R Gluck, Liszt, Lully
--> Gluck: ?
--> Liszt: ?
--> Lully: ?

Poland, Chopin no. 907
--> Variations B-major, Opus 2 for a theme from Mozart's „Don Juan“

San Marino, Bellini no.1082
--> Notes from his opera "Norma"

San Marino, Bach no. 1081
--> Toccata and Fuge, BWV 912

Kind regards

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I can answer questions about `music on stamps` which covers composers, instruments and singers as well as musical notes, dance, opera and all other music related topics shown on stamps, postmarks and postal stationaries.


I am collecting 'music on stamps' since more than 30 years. Since 1994 I'm the editor of the magazine 'Der Musikus' which is published quarterly in German with English and French abstracts.
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Since 1995 I'm president of 'Motivgruppe Musik', a musical stamp club with appr. 300 members from 28 countries. Besides of several musical stamp collections I've a special library with more than 100 books about music and more than 600 books, booklets and articles about music on stamps

More than 500 articles about 'music on stamps' mainly published in our quarterly magaine "Der Musikus" (German / English / French).
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There isn't a special education on stamp collecting but I've got the certificate from the Bavarian stamp society to act as a judge for topical stamp collections at competitive stamp exhibitions. In my 'civil job' I'm a graduated engineer for computer science.

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Winner of the international "Augusto Massari Price" 1997 which is told to be the "Oscar in Music Philately".

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