Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 Jan 1756 – 5 Dec 1791) was born in Vienna ,Austria.He was an influential composer of classical era.He composed more than 600 works which included Symphonies,Concertos and Operas.
The Year 1991 which was 200th Death Anniversary of Mozart was celebrated as International Year of Mozart in Israel. A stamp was issued by Israel on Mozart on 02 Dec 1991.It features Mozart and Score of Dan Giovanni.
The erstwhile German Democratic Republic (GDR) issued a miniature sheet with three stamps paying tribute to three great music composers.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)– German composer and musician of Baroque period.He is known for his instrumental compositions such as Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg variations as also for his vocal compositions such as St Mathew Passion and Mass in B Minor.
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)-German -British Baroque period composer.He is well known for his operas,oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Coronation anthems performed at all coronations since George II.Other famous works include water Music, Messiah.
Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)-German composer and organist,most important composer of 17th Century before Bach came on the scene. He wrote the first German Opera Dafne performed at Torgau in 1627.
Ludwig von Beethoven (17 Sep 1770- 26 Mar 1827) was a German composer and Pianist.He was born in Bonn and died in Vienna. He remains one of the most recognised 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 .
Surinam issued a set of stamps to mark his 200th Birth Anniversary on 25 Oct 1970.
Maldives issued a stamp in 1977 to mark his 150th Death Anniversary. The stamp shows as Court Organist in Bonn in 1785.
Native Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea – Stamps of 1979
Papua New Guinea issued a set of Four stamps on Native Musical Instruments on 24 Jan 1979. The four instruments featured on the stamps are
7t – Ocarina- This instrument from Chimbu province is made of clay in the shape of an egg.On top are three holes -the centre hole is mouth piece and two flanking holes are stopped by fingers to form notes.
20t – Musical Bow – Used in Island of New Britain.It is made of Palm strip with a string of vine.held iside the mouth which acts like a resonance chamber to produce music.
28t – Launut -It from New Ireland region,made of block of wood with different sized holes carved over it. The player moves his hands on this using a sap applied on his hands and sounds of birds & animals are generated by instrument.
35t – Nose Flute- This is used by Tungak people of New Hanover region. Also known as “Kuikui Isung”. It is open from top with small hole below. The left hand and nostrils are used to play this.
A First Day Cover with Four stamps is listed below.