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.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was Austro- Bohemian composer who was one of the leading conductors of his generation. A BBC survey of 151 conductors ranked three of his symphonies in the top ten symphonies of all time. He was associated with Vienna Court Opera, New York’s Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic.
A Stamp was issued on 17 Apr 1996 by Israel on Gustav Mahler- the stamp features him and score from Resurrection Symphony and Creation of Light plus a tab.
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