Philatelic cancellation dedicated to Gervasio Marcosignori
10 years after his death, an event to celebrate the great accordionist fidardense
September 16th, 2023 – 4 pm
Castelfidardo, Museo Internazionale della Fisarmonica
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Gervasio Marcosignori, one of the most appreciated and known Italian accordionists in the world, defined by the English press “the poet of the accordion”, was born in Castelfidardo on December 3, 1927, and just on March 9, 2013 left us keeping alive his talent and his musical insights.
World Accordion Oscar in 1959, composer and concert performer, played in the presence of Heads of State and in the major theaters of the world. He contributed to the creation of the International Accordion Museum of Castelfidardo making his city famous in all continents, becoming an emblem not only for Castelfidardo, but also for the Marche Region and for Italy. Another official award was given to Gervasio in 1956 by the BBC in London when he was called for the recording of a “recital” lasting half an hour, broadcast on the network “Home Service”. This broadcaster, which corresponded to the “Third program” of Italian Radio a few years ago, was concerned with culture and never the accordion had made his notes heard on this radio network because reserved for symphonic orchestras and classical concert instruments. The magazine Accordion of the month of May 1957 tells of a television broadcast of Gervasio and writes: “The English TV immediately summoned the popular “poet of the accordion” and Marcosignori appeared on English telescreens complete with tails and performed the planned musical program accompanied by the BBC symphony orchestra”.
On the occasion of the 10 years since his death, the Cultural Association Gervasio Marcosignori will dedicate to the musician a postmark on postcard and stamp dedicated, with which collectors and fans will have a special and exclusive memory of a character just as unique and unforgettable. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 16 September 2023 4 pm at the Accordion Museum.