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COMPOSER POSTCARDS &
compositor / cumadóir / helilooja / hudební skladatel / KOMPONIS / komponist / komposer / KOMPOZITOR / konpositorea / säveltäjä / կոմպոզիտոր / bəstəkar / кампазітар / সুরকার / 作曲家 / 作曲家 / 작곡가 / композитор /
See also Dance postcards, Dance topical covers,
Dance topical stamps, Music topical covers, Music postcards,
Music venue postcards & Music philatelic literature.
Band stands are listed on the Music Venues postcard webpage at this site.
"B. D. Ackley & Homer Rodeheaver / Musicians of the Sunday Party Waterloo Ia. 22620" unused sepia-tone Azo (squares in corners) real photo postcard, photographer credited is C. U. Williams in Bloomington Illinois, good edges. Rare: nothing else like it when we searched the Internet. Bentley DeForest Ackley was an American musician (on piano & organ among other things) & prolific gospel composer associated with Billy Sunday & publisher H. Rodeheaver from 1907 - 1915. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(w)mrp
"BECKMESSER HANS SACHS VEIT PROGNER / NÜRNBERGER MEISTERSINGER" showing a group of 3 busts in a striking image, number 5031 from Herman Martin, unused Postkarte, slight yellowing of the paper with age, minor wear at 2 corners. Hans Sachs was a 16th century Bavarian mastersinger & songwriter, about whom (among others) Richard Wagner composed a long opera. Beckmesser was a character in the opera who many believe was intended to be a Jewish stereotype. $5.00 bnjm
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"Conrad Ansorge" Silesian classical pianist, composer & teacher, silhouette on an unused Verlag Ludwig Möller post card from the Berühmte Musiker Series (Famous Musicians, Nr. 2), minor corner rounding, color fading near the top front border. His full name is often seen Konrad Eduard Reinhold Ansorge. $18.00 scscs NEW / NY / BAGO
"Die 12 Obersteirer unter Leitung / des steir. Componisten Jos. Pircher" showing an Upper Styrian folk musical troupe under the direction of the composer; postcard mailed 6IX13 from Luzern to Pennsylvania, faint small corner crease, back paper starting to brown with age, slight rounding of the corners. $7.00 ma(u)g(p)
"Dr. and Mrs. Edgar Stillman-Kelley at work in their charming studio on the campus of Western College, Oxford, Ohio. / The photographer caught the composer as he was showing his wife an experimental progression in a new work, 'Beauty and the Beast'." unused Azo (squares in corners) real photo post card, small spot of light toning in the address area, trivial wear at one bottom corner. This couple split their teaching time with the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music from 1918 until 1934 when they retired. Rare: we found no other examples or displays when we searched the Internet. $13.50 o(x)mg(s)c(w) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
Erik Satie, French composer & pianist; unused black & white continental postcard. $1.50
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FAMOUS COMPOSERS - PORTRAIT COLLECTION ON
Very difficult to assemble these days; mostly you see their reprints offered on the Internet. But you can have a stunning display of the real thing and a wonderful gift for only $120.00. fm
"F. Chopin" showing portrait in signed Rumpf art, vertical format on a sepia-tone postcard, made in Germany by GG Co. (their number 5040), back paper browning with age, trivial wear at one bottom corner, otherwise good edges. The caption reproduces Chopin's signature. $4.50 ma
"FRED M. STEPHENS / ...Composer of... / "I Just Want Another / Cookie, Mother, Please' / Written in honor of our Boys in Service / Introduced over the air by many radio artists ..." unused postcard advertising the sheet music from the Nordyke Publishing Company in Hollywood California. Mentions Susie (the Gal from the Hills) on WTMV in East St. Louis Illinois & Evelyn Elben (the Singing Cowgirl) in Columbus Ohio. Not just a composer, Fred's biographical details on the back establish him as a baker who traveled with cowboy bands doing rope tricks (note the rope over his shoulder)! Two tiny spots on front, a light rubber band mark on the back, otherwise fresh. $13.50 rcccgio
"GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924), 1904 / PHOTOGRAPHER UNIDENTIFIED"; unused sepia-tone continental postcard reproduces a photo from the Bettmann Archive; unused & fresh except for 2 small creases at one corner (mostly in the border). $1.00 (nmf)*
"Giuseppe Verdi" showing the operatic composer's portrait & (presumably) his original peasant home in Le Roncole Italy; postcard from Winsch, several small spots of toning on front, mailed AUG 30 1911 at Perry New York (30 is upside-down in cancel), long corner crease misses the art. We believe this design is copied from an 1899 postcard. $7.50 mni
"JACK TEAGARDEN AND HIS / ALL-MARTIN BRASS SECTION" unused real photo postcard with high contrast & glossy finish, advertising Martin brand trumpets & trombones, excellent condition. Musicians named on back: Tom Gonsalin, Sidney Feller, John Fallstich, Jack Teagarden, Seymour Goldfinger, Jose Gutierrez & Joe Ferrell. Rare: no other example offered or exhibited when we searched the Internet. $30.00 mgg
Louis Lupas signed art portraits depicting composers: Fritz Kreisler, Ignace Jan Paderewski, Jan Sibelius (shown), Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Wagner & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. All have 2 tape remnants on back, heavy toning on back & front toning similar to the postcard shown. Paderewski postcard has 1/2-inch tear (that closes well) ending in an internal crease. Lupas is known for his charcoal & pastel sketches of famous people. [One original by him ordinarily sells in the $500 to $700 price range.] These postcards belong together in an album, so we offer all 6 for $6.75. ma
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"MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE / W. C. Handy, who gave Memphis the distinction of / Birthplace of the Blues " unused chrome postcard. $1.00
Monuments & statues of composers & musicians are shown on our specialized Music Venue postcards page, as are opera house interiors & exteriors.
"Porter Wagoner 25" Original Doll sculpt / in limited edition by Madonna Hardy / Inlow ..." showing the country music singer & songwriter with microphone & guitar, unused black & white advertising postcard with good edges. $2.50 dm
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Richard Wagner, German operatic composer; unused black & white continental postcard. $1.50
Steve Allen, entertainer & composer, unusual glasses, 1961; unused black & white continental post card. $1.50 m
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ORIGINAL MUSICAL SCORES & SHEET MUSIC
ADAPTATIONS FOR HARPSICHORD
BWV 1006. Prelude in A major, originally in E major (violin)
B3WV 1007. Prelude in G major (violoncello)
ADAPTATIONS FOR ORGAN
BWV 996. Prelude & Fugue in E minor (lute).
BWV 1001. Prelude & Fugue in G minor (violin).
BWV 1004. Chaconne in D minor (violin).
BWV 1005. Introduction & Fugue in C major (violin).
BWV 1010. Prelude in E-flat major (violoncello).
BWV 1011. Prelude & Fugue in C minor (violoncello)
COMPLETION FOR ORGAN
BWV562. Completion of fragmentary five-part Fugue in C minor for Organ.
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