International Year of Mozart in Israel -1991

International Year of Mozart in Israel -1991

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.

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INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF MOZART IN ISRAEL – 200TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY MOZART -1991

Stamps on Music Composers – GDR 1985

Stamps on Music Composers – GDR 1985

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.

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MINIATURE SHEET ISSUED BY GDR ON THREE GREAT MUSIC COMPOSERS -BACH,HANDEL & SCHUTZ

Stamps on Ludwig von Beethoven

Stamps on Ludwig von Beethoven

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.

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MINIATURE SHEET SURINAM 1970 – 200TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY BEETHOVEN

Maldives issued a stamp in 1977 to mark his 150th Death Anniversary. The stamp shows as Court Organist in Bonn in 1785.

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STAMP ON 150TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF BEETHOVEN

Musical Instruments of Germany on Stamps -1973

Musical Instruments of Germany on Stamps -1973

West Germany issued a set of four charity stamps on Musical instruments on 05 Oct 1973. The Four instruments featured on stamps are

25+10 Pf – French Horn        30+15 Pf – Pedal Piano    40+20 Pf – Violin   70+35 Pf- Pedal Harp

A Postally used Cover is listed with a pair of each stamp used on the cover.

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GERMANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ON STAMPS -1973 – PEDAL PIANO,FRENCH HORN,PEDAL HARP & VIOLIN

 

Traditional Musical Instruments of Bangladesh on Stamps -2011

Traditional Musical Instruments of Bangladesh on Stamps -2011

A set of Four stamps issued on 21 Jul 2011 on Traditional Musical Instruments of Bangladesh on Stamps . Ektara,Dotara,Sarangi.

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BANGLADESH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 2011

Native Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea – Stamps of 1979

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.

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FIRST DAY COVER PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1979 -NATIVE MUSIC INSTRUMENTS – OCARINA ,MUSICAL BOW, LAUNUT & NOSE FLUTE

Local Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea on stamps .

Local Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea on stamps-1969

Papua New Guinea issued a set of Four stamps on Local Musical Instruments.The Instruments featuring on stamps are

5c – Seed Pod Rattle

10c- Garamut (slit drum) – One of the most important musical instruments made out of hollowed out log and played with a stick . Also used to communicate

25c-Iviliko-Pan pipe or cello

30c – Kundu -It is an hour glass shaped drum made out of wood with a snake’s skin as membrane .A handle at the narrowest part is well decorated.

A FDC with four stamps is listed below.

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FDC PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1969-LOCAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS