Celebrating the Music of Ludwig van Beethoven – S/S – Miniature Sheet
The Miniature Sheet pays tribute to Symphony No. 5 in C minor, thought to be Beethoven’s most well-known composition. The symphony, with its distinctive four-note “short-short-short-long” intro was written between 1804 -1808 and its opening motif is still frequently heard in popular music, film and television. The Miniature Sheet incorporates an excerpt from the musical score of Symphony No.5 and a bust of Beethoven’s likeness.
In 2020, the world celebrates 250 years of Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven was a prominent figure in the transitional period between the classical and romantic musical eras. Considered a revolutionary artist and an artistic visionary, his influence is still felt around the world today, including in Jersey where the Jersey Symphony Orchestra has performed a number of his works over the years.
Taking a contemporary approach, these six stamps represent a selection of some of Beethoven’s most famous compositions. Each stamp incorporates an excerpt from the musical score of the piece, a key instrument in the composition and a portrait of Beethoven himself.
The Miniature Sheet incorporates an excerpt from the musical score of Symphony No.5 and a bust of Beethoven’s likeness. Jersey Post have produced 200 special edition 12″ transparent vinyl records featuring some of Beethoven’s famous compositions. The record comes with a gatefold album cover containing a mint set of six stamps and a Miniature Sheet from our Celebrating the music of Beethoven stamp issue.
A souvenir coin, with a limited run of 250, has also been produced featuring an iconic portrait of Beethoven on one side and Beethoven’s beloved Broadwood piano on the other.