Malta First Day Cover on Beethoven – 2020

Ludwig von Beethoven (17 Sep 1770- 26 Mar 1827) was a German composer and Pianist with Flemish roots .He was born in Bonn and died in Vienna. He remains one of the most recognized and influential composers. His best known  compositions include 9 Symphonies,5 Piano Concertos, 1 Violin Concerto, 32 Piano Sonatas, 16 string quartets, a mass the Missa solemnis and an Opera Fidelio. He worked with Neefe as assistant Court organist in Bonn between 1783 to 1785 . In 1786 he moved to Vienna . Although he is officially given an established position among the trio of composers of Viennese Classicism, which also includes Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as the youngest among the three, he is undoubtedly also one of the originators of Romantic music.  His legacy encompasses some of his most beloved compositions include Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, Adelaide Op. 46, Moonlight Sonata No. 14 Op. 27.

Malta issued a Miniature Sheet to mark his 250th Birth Anniversary on 17 Dec 2020.