Stamps on Paul Gerhardt – Germany – 2007.

Stamps on Paul Gerhardt – Germany – 2007.

Germany has issued a 55c  stamp on 400th Birth Anniversary of Paul Gerhardt (1607- 1676) on 01 Mar 2007. He was German theologian, Lutheran Minister and hymnodist.

First Day Covers cancelled at Berlin is listed.

GERMANY GERHARDTH
GERMANY 2007- PAUL GERHARDT.
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Singers & Composers on Stamps – Canada 1980.

Singers & Composers on Stamps – Canada 1980.

Canada issued a pair of Se-tenant stamps on Famous Canadians who were Singers and Composers. The two persons featured on stamps are Healey Willan and Emma Albani.

Healey Willan (1880-1968). An Anglo-Indian organist and composer.He composed more than 800 works. He is more famous for his church Music.

Emma Albani (1847-1830). She was a leading opera soprano of 19th Century and early 20th Century.

A FDC with the two 17 cents stamps is listed.

CANADA FDC MUSIC 79
CANADA FDC 1980 – EMMA ALBANI & HEALEY WILLAN.

Chinese Musical Instruments -Taiwan -1976

Chinese Musical Instruments -Taiwan -1976

Taiwan issued a set of Stamps in 1976 & 1977 on Chinese Musical Instruments.

Issue Date -11 Feb 1976 -4v

Issue Date – 21 Jun 1977 -4v

TAIWAN MUSIC INSTRUMENTS
TAIWAN MUSIC INSTRUMENTS 1976

 

European Year of Music Stamps -Spain 1985

European Year of Music Stamps -Spain 1985

Spain issued stamps to commemorate European Year of Music in 1985. A stamp was issued on Fernando Sor on 26 Jun 1985. Fernando Sor (1778-1839) was a Spanish classical Guitarist and Composer. A FDC is listed

SPAIN FDC MUSIC
SPAIN FDC 1985-EUROPEAN YEAR OF MUSIC – FERNANDO SOR

Kirov Opera and Ballet Theatre – Stamps of USSR

Kirov Opera and Ballet Theatre – Stamps of USSR

The Kirov theatre is a prominent and historic Opera and Ballet theatre in Saint Petersburg Russia.It was opened on 02 Oct 1960. It has staged premieres of stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsy -Korsakov.

Through most of Soviet era it was known as Kirov Theatre to commemorate the memory of Leningrad Communist Party Leader Sergey Kirov (1886-1934).Today it is known as Mariinsky Theatre  and is home to Mariinsky Opera, Ballet and Orchestra.

It was named as Imperial Mariinsky Theatre after Empress Maria Alexandrovna,Wife of Tsar Alexander II. This name it retained from 1860 to 1920.

From 1920 to 1924 it was known as State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

From 1924 to 1935 it was known as Leningrad State Academic Theatre of Opera & Ballet.

From 1935 to 1992 it was known as Kirov State Academic Theatre of Opera and ballet.

From 1992 till date it is known as State Academic Mariinsky  Theatre.

A stamp was released on 12 May 1983 to commemorate Bicentenary of Kirov Theatre.

USSR KIROV OPERA
STAMP ON BICENTENARY OF KIROV OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE LENINGRAD

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.

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

Stamps on Opera Singers – Nicaragua 1975

Stamps on Opera Singers – Nicaragua 1975

Nicaragua issued a set of Stamps on Opera Singers on 22 Jan 1975. The 3c stamp features Lotte Lehmann as Princess in “The Cavalier of the Rose”.

Charlotte “Lotte ” Lehmann (27 Feb 1888- 26 Aug 1976) was a German Soparno associated with German repertory. She gave memorable performances in operas of Richard  Strauss,Richard Wagner,Ludwig Van Beethoven,Puccini,Mozart and Massenet.

NICARAGUA OPERA SINGERS
STAMPS OF NICARAGUA ON OPERA SINGERS -LOTTE LEHMANN-1975