Frédéric Chopin (*22.2.1810 / + 17.10.1849)
The portrait used on the stamp was painted by Ary Scheffer and is seen with a facsimile
of the score of 'Ballade Number 2 in F Major'.
The video shows Ivo Pogorelich playing "Ballade Number 2" at the X. International Chopin Contest in 1980.
In 1959, the song "Tintarella Di Luna" (Text: Franco Migliacci / Music: Bruno De Filippi) was
one of the first great hits for the Italian singer Mina (Mina Anna Mazzini / * 25.3.1940).
The American stamp is part of the series Vintage Black Cinema. It shows a
poster for the film "Caldonia". This is a short film (18 minutes)
with the American singer, saxophone player and band leader
Louis Thomas Jordan (1908-1975) and his no. 1 hit "Caldonia Boogie" from the year 1945.
The film can be seen as a precursor of today's music videos.
The poster shown on the stamp plays with the name of the musician by linking it
to another successful film from the year 1945: The title "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"
is chaged to "Here Comes Mr. Louis Jordan".
The video shows an excerpt of the short film "Caldonia" with Louis Jordan and his band.
The American composer Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) mainly wrote light classical music
with a special bent for novel orchestral effects and unconventional instruments.
In 1950 he wrote a piece called "The Typewriter" - indeed scored for typewriter and
orchestra. The typewriter on the stamp is said to be an Olympia model from around
that very time, so it could well be that the designer knew about this music.
The video is a scene from the film "Who's Minding The Store" with Jerry Lewis
and Leroy Anderson's music.
Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" is one of the most popular music works shown on stamps.
Click on the stamp and enjoy music and stamps from "The Magic Flute".