Saturday, August 7, 2010
Cover from Shanghai, China !
Many thanks Wangjiayi for this awesome cover on "Foreign Musicians", posted on its first day of issue from Shanghai ;-))) It took 9 days to reach Singapore !
The foreign musicians featured on the stamps were : (from left to right)
Y1.20 (1st from left) : Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750, German composer, 巴赫)
Y1.20 (2nd from left) : Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809, Austrian composer, 海顿)
Y1.20 (3rd from left) : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791, Austrian composer, 莫扎特)
Y4.50 (4th from left) : Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827, German composer, 贝多芬)
Unfortunately, there isn't any stamp for Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849, Polish composer of French-Polish parentage, 肖邦) as this year marks the bicentennial of Frédéric Chopin's birth. You may refer to my post on "Chopin by the Lake ..." here.