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Monday, June 28, 2010

350th Anniversary of the Birth of Johann Joseph Fux

Austria post presents a commemorative stamp being issued on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the birth of the Austrian musical theorist and composer Johann Joseph Fux.

Born in Hirtenfeld near Graz in 1660 (the precise date is not known), Fux, the son of a farmer, first studied at the University of Graz and, from 1683 to 1687 in Ingolstadt. In 1696 he was appointed organist at the Monastery of the Scots in Vienna, a post he retained until 1702 and which drew him to the attention.

Title: 350th Anniversary of the Birth of Johann Joseph Fux
Date of Issue: 26 June 2010
Country: Austria
Denominations: 1.00 EUR