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Österreichische Post AG special issue black commemorating Marcel Prawy

Pressemeldung from 4/25/2003

Package featuring Prawy’s favorite melodies on CD and special issue block available in all of Austria’s post offices

In commemoration of Marcel Prawy, who passed away on 23 February 2003, Österreichische Post AG publishes a special issue stamp block and a music CD containing Prawy’s favorite melodies and his best-known comments.
Today, on 25 April 2003, the block and the CD were presented at the Vienna State Opera by Ioan Holender, director of the opera, Monika Lindner, CEO of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Georg Springer, managing director of the Federal Theaters Holding, and Anton Wais, CEO of Österreichische Post AG.

Special issue block “Marcel Prawy”
Stamp artist Christian Scheidl designed the block, which was produced in halftone photogravure by the Austrian National Printing Office. The block, of which 800,000 copies have been produced, is available at post offices all over Austria at € 1.75.

“Marcel Prawy. The music of his life” - CD and special issue package
With “Marcel Prawy. The music of his life”, Österreichische Post AG has, for the first time ever, had a music CD produced in addition to the special issue block. The CD features 28 titles - Prawy’s favorite melodies plus his unique comments. The broad range of music on the CD includes titles like “Tonight” from Bernstein’s West Side Story, “Da geh ich ins Maxim” from Lehar’s The Merry Widow and “Vissi d’arte” from Puccini’s Tosca. Also included is the melody “Glück das mir verblieb” from the opera “Die tote Stadt” by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, which Prawy always referred to as THE piece of music that accompanied him all his life. “I think there was no day in my life that I did not sing it”, Prawy said about this melody.
The CD is available exclusively at Österreichische Post AG branch offices at a special price of € 10.49. The special issue block is included with every CD.

For more information please contact:

Österreichische Post AG
Company communication
Press section/ PR
Michael Homola
Tel.: +43 (1) 515 51 - 32010

Vienna, 25 April 2003

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