Birth Centenary of Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein was an extraordinary composer, pianist and conductor who had close links to Austria, a country where music has a long tradition: Leonard Bernstein Bernstein was born the son of Jewish immigrants on 25th August 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts in the USA. His first major appearance as a conductor followed as soon as 1943, when he stepped in for a colleague who had been taken ill and conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, bringing him national fame and many more engagements. Bernstein soon began to compose his own works, and his Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah was performed for the first time in 1944. One of Bernstein’s last major appearances as a composer was at Christmas 1989, when he conducted Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with musicians from around the world at the Schauspielhaus in East Berlin to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall. The commemorative stamp shows him in a photograph by Paul de Hueck completely in his element, in other words, conducting.
Issue Date: 06.07.2018
With its HEROS-titan helmet, the Upper Austrian family-run fi rm created a piece of Austrian history. Austrian Post is celebrating this innovation with a special stamp. Design defines the intersection of creativity and innovation and thus determines not only the composition of products and services, but also how economically viable and competitive they are. Good design is a tool for the strategic planning of a market presence. As a knowledge centre and interest organisation, designaustria, which was founded in 1927, not only gives Austrian designers and those who employ them a strong voice, but it also highlights awareness of design and makes clear the benefits of design to society and the economy. Issue Date: 06.07.2018
The 2.90 by 2 metre painting “Big Es” is the design for this special stamp. It was created in 2014/2015 and the title (English: “Big Id”) points to the artist’s intellectual preoccupation with Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.Hubert Scheibl was born in 1952 in the Upper Austrian town of Gmunden. From 1976 to 1981 he studied under Max Weiler and Arnulf Rainer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Soon afterwards, in 1985, he, along with Gunter Damisch, represented Austria at the Biennial in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Numerous international exhibitions followed, including at the Biennale di Venezia and in New York, Paris, Shanghai, Korea, Berlin and Sydney. Scheibl’s works are included in famous collections around the world .Issue Date: 20.07.2018