Mozart in Netherlands 1765-66 – Stamps by Netherlands on 250 Years of Mozart’s Visit
Mozart and his family stayed in the Netherlands from September 1765 to April 1766. Invitated by Caroline, Princes of Nassau Weilburg, they travelled from France via England and Belgium to the Netherlands.
In the Hague Nannerl got ill first and later on also Wolfgang fell ill, suffering from typhus. At the request of the Princes both of them were treated by the royal doctor and luckily he was able to cure them both.
In the Netherlands concerts were given in the cities Utrecht, Amsterdam, Haarlem and The Hague and they also stayed in Moerdijk and Rotterdam.
While in the Netherland Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed no less than twelve musical works, including two symphonies, K.22 and K.45a/A221, and Galli Matthias Musicum, K.32.
Stamps and Presentation pack with First day Cover are listed
Ireland issued a set of Four stamps on Classic Composers on 14 Aug 2009. The Four Composers featured on stamps are
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)- Prolific and influential Austrian Composer of the Classical era.Competent on Keyboard and Violin.Composed more than 600 works many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, Concertante,Chamber,Operatic and choral Music.
Georg Friedrich Handel(1695-1759) was a German later British Baroque composer. Well known for his Operas,oratorios,anthems and organ concertos. One of his four coronation anthems Zadok The Priest (1727) composed for the coronation of George II has been performed at every susequent British Coronation.
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso Pianist of romantic era who wrote primarily for solo piano.
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was an Austrian Composer of classical period. He was instrumental in development of chamber music such as Piano trio which earned him the epithets “Father of Symphony” and “Father of String Quartet”.