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Ludwig van Beethoven (Bonn, 1770 – Vienna, 1827) was a German composer, one of the greatest composers of all time. His impressive music opus includes, among other, nine symphonies, 16 pieces for string quartets, 32 piano sonatas, one opera, two masses, five piano and one violin concertos. Particularly striking are his Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6, Symphony No. 9, Missa Solemnis, piano pieces such as Für Elise, Sonata Pathétique, Moonlight Sonata, Apassionata or The Last One.Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, to father Johann who was the Bonn court musician and mother Magdalena Keverich.

Thanks to his father, he started to play at an early age, first as a piano performer. He quickly gained the reputation of a piano virtuoso and master of improvisation. His artistic form was very expressive, impetous and emotional, nearly perfect, but because of his misfortune – gradual hearing loss that started when Beethoven was 26 – he had to end his pianistic career.

Although he composed his Symphony No. 1 before 1800 while still performing as a pianist, his deafness progressed in 1802 to the extent that Beethoven became increasingly isolated and avoided people; he even communicated with friends through notebooks which, after his death, were printed out and sold.Just like other composers of his time, Beethoven created under the influence of the then popular and folk music, so that the motifs of dance rhythms from the Rhein area and the elements of Italian, French, and even Celtic folk music, can be detected in his works. Although as a composer he “relied” on the tradition of Haydn (who was his music teacher for some time) and Mozart, his art aspires towards the new, romanticist ideals of Goethe and Schiller striving, just like their books, to balance form and feelings.

Beethoven created the greatest masterpieces in his world of silence: Missa Solemnis, Hammerklavier Sonata, the last String Quartets, and in 1824 he completed his Symphony No. 9 on which he had worked since 1817, and which crowned his musical opus in the truest sense of the word.

The famous Symphony No. 9 was premiered in Vienna on 7 May 1824, and Beethoven, although totally deaf, personally conducted at that first performance, completely unaware of the applause, until the moment when the soloists turned him towards the audience. He died in Vienna in 1827. Artistic realization of the issue: MA Boban Savić, academic painter.

Source: philamirror.info

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 05:46

New Stamps Released from Serbia

Plants are one of the major elements determining the life existence on Earth. As a source of oxygen, raw material and food for humans, as well as niche for hiding, reproduction and development of many animal species, plants are essential element of both, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

The stamps were released to commemorate 100th anniversary of ”RADNIČKI” Sports Association,75th anniversary of Yugoslav Sports Association ”PARTIZAN” and 75th anniversary of ”CRVENA ZVEZDA” Sports Association.

Radio Studio B was founded on 1 April, 1970 by a group of journalists from the daily newspaper Borba as the first station outside the state broadcasting system. The broadcast of the programme started at exactly 1 pm. The editorial policy was completely revolutionary at the time – it was an urban radio with a lot of music and a maximum of three minutes of speech between two music tracks. Journalists and presenters brought in a ”traffic light” in the studio and it switched into ”red” every three minutes. No one, not even the most distinguished guests like the Mayor of Belgrade, could speak for more than three minutes at a time.As early as 1971, the Second Programme on medium wave was launched, which was mainly music programme with news on an hourly basis. Later, the Third Programme was launched, with exclusively classical music, and the production of gramophone records and production of TV commercials were established. Those who will be remembered as the founders are Dragan Marković, journalist for the Borba daily, Slobodan Glumac, director of Borba and Nebojša – Bata Tomaševic, director of the Yugoslav Review.

On March 28, 1990, Studio B tried to broadcast a television programme but the authorities, dissatisfied with its editorial policy, switched off the transmitter. However, the first independent TV station in the Balkans began operating a few months later, in November 1990. The rest is history.

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Monday, 16 March 2020 06:23

Serbian stamps return from the dead

In Stamps of Eastern Europe in the March 30 issue of Linn’s Stamp News, Rick Miller reviews the fractured, tumultuous philatelic history of Serbia, which issued its first postage stamp in 1866 and became a dead country in 1920.
By Charles Snee

The March 30 issue of Linn’s Stamp News just landed on the presses and goes in the mail to subscribers Monday, March 16. And if you subscribe to Linn’s digital edition, you’re at the head of the line with early access Saturday, March 14. While you wait for your issue to arrive, enjoy these three capsule reviews of exclusive content available only to subscribers.

Back from the dead: Serbian stamps return after an 86-year hiatus

Serbia “became a dead country in 1920 after becoming one of the founding states in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes,” writes Rick Miller in Stamps of Eastern Europe. Between 1920 and 2006, when Serbia issued its first new stamp, seismic political events rocked the country. Miller deftly recounts this history by highlighting stamps that recall significant people and events that shaped Serbia as we know it today.

State of Bolivar issued high-value stamps in 1882

Thomas P. Myers, in Stamps of Latin America, takes readers on an informative guided tour of one his favorite issues: the high-denomination engraved stamps from the state of Bolivar. He writes that his first encounter with these beautiful stamps occurred more than three decades ago, when he plucked an imperforate block of eight of one of the Bolivars from an American Philatelic Society sales book.

Kitchen Table Philately: Worldwide mixture yields CTO stamps

In each weekly issue of Linn’s, either E. Rawolik VI or E. Rawolik VII dissects the contents of a stamp mixture offered to collectors. E. Rawolik is a pseudonym that is also the word “kiloware” (a stamp mixture) spelled backward. This week, E. Rawolik VI takes on a worldwide packet of 200 stamps. The reviewed sample of 51 stamps served up a number of canceled-to-order issues from Bulgaria, Hungary, Nicaragua, Romania and Russia.

Source: linns.com

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