Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ukraine, Odessa Music Academy

Ukraine issued this postal envelop in 2013 to mark the 100th anniversary of the national music academy in Odessa. The facility is named for Antonia Nezhdanova, a very famous soprano singers in the early years of the last century.

The Academy has a well fleshed-out website that translates into English. The page describing the history of the academy is fascinating reading, even in translation. It seems that Alexander Manilov, a professor at the school 1968-1971 was instrumental in getting the Sauer organ installed in 1970. I could find no more information about the instrument.

The envelop shows an exterior shot of the Academy as the stamp image. The cachet shows the interior of the main hall stage, with organ (partially shrouded by drapes) and piano.

Today I was able to find more information about the organ including a stoplist.

Диспозиція органа Державної музичної академії
W. Sauer, Frankfurt/Oder, op. 1909, 1970 рік, 22 рег.
Pedal C—f’
Hauptwerk C—g’’’
Swellwerk C—g’’’
Subbas 16’ Holzgedackt 8’ Quintade 16’
Gemshorn 8’ Rohrflöte 4’ Principal 8’
Rohrpommer 4f   Principal 2’ Spillpeife 8’
Fagott 16’ Sifflöte 1’ Oktave 4’
Posaune 8’ Sesquilter 2f   Spitzflöte 4’
    Scharf 3f   Rohrnasat 2 2/3’
    Krummhorn 8’ Nachthorn 2’
Mixtur 5-6f  
      Zymbel 3f  
      Trompete 8’
ManualKoppel, I/P, II/P, II/I, PedalKoppel

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