Israel First Day Cover on Beethoven -2020.

Ludwig van Beethoven, 250th birth anniversary. Ludwig van Beethoven was a great German composer, pianist and representative of the “First Viennese School”. The remarkable Symphony No. 5 became one of the icons of classical music, and Beethoven’s famous ninth symphony became so popular and significant, that its fragment, “Ode to Joy”, was chosen as the anthem of the European Union. Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the greatest composers of all time. His works had a huge impact on the development of musical art all over the world.

Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most significant and influential German composers in the history of music, and from a historical standpoint – a symbolic and exemplary figure of creation, success and mental fortitude.Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany on December 16, 1770, the third generation in a musical family of meager means. Like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, he received his musical education from his father, Johann, who was determined to show the world that he too was a child prodigy.

Israel issued a stamp on 16 Dec 2020 to mark 250th Birth Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven. A First Day Cover is listed.