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11 June 2020

Ludwig von Beethoven 250th Birth Anniversary

Monaco: Ludwig van Beethoven 250th Birth Anniversary, 11 June 2020. Images from Office des Timbres.

Technical Specifications:

Design: Gueorgui CHICHKINE
Line-engraving: Pierre ALBUISSON
Printing process: 3 colours steel-engraving
Size of the stamp: 40 x 31,77 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations

Born in Bonn in 1770 into a musical family, Ludwig van Beethoven became a pupil of the great composer of the time, Haydn. His destiny places him at the junction between classicism, of which he represented the culmination, and romanticism, of which he favored the awakening. Although his symphonic music was the main source of his popularity, he also had a considerable impact in piano writing and chamber music. Overcoming the hardships of a life marked by deafness, his art is the expression of an unalterable faith in man and a voluntary optimism, making him one of the most significant figures of the history of music.

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