14 October 2015

New stamps on Music


250 Years of Bergen Philarmonic Orchestra


Date of Issue : 3 October 2015

Norway Post issued a new stamp on music theme featuring Orchestra. Norway Post  celebrates the 250th  anniversary of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Musikselskabet Harmoniens Orkester was founded in 1765, and its long history makes it one of the oldest orchestras in the world.

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is a national orchestra and has been based out of the Grieg Hall since 1978. The orchestra, which consists of 100 musicians, holds around 80 concerts a year and is an important part of the Bergen International Festival every May. It also tours extensively and holds concerts both in Norway and internationally.

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1765, and its long history makes it one of the oldest orchestras in the world. People from various countries flow there to feel the anxiety that can bob up in soul while listening to a classic music.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra has a rich discography and it has received Spellemannprisen in both 1991 and 2007.

In the past few years, more than 30 recordings with the orchestra were released, including series with music by Johan Halvorsen and Johan Svendsen.

Sweet Piano tunes on stamps…

Fryderic Chopin XVII International Pianist Competition


Date of Issue : 1 October 2015

Polish Post issued a beautiful stamp on Music theme to commemorate  International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. The FDC bears a beautiful musical note cancellation. Collectors of Music theme would love this lovely issue  to include this stamp in their collection.


The International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition is one of the four biggest piano competitions in the world and the oldest one among them. Since its first edition, held in 1927, it has yielded considerable group of superstar pianists such as Marta Argerich, Krystian Zimerman or Maurizio Pollini. It takes place every 5 years in Warsaw and engages its inhabitants stronger than any other classical music related event.

The International Chopin Piano Competition, often referred to as the Chopin Competition, is a piano competition held in Warsaw, Poland. It was initiated in 1927 and has been held every five years since 1955. It is one of few competitions devoted entirely to the works of a single composer, in this case, Frédéric Chopin.


The first competition was founded by the Polish pianist and pedagogue Jerzy Żurawlew. Subsequent editions were organized in 1932 and 1937; the post-war fourth and fifth editions were held in 1949 and 1955. In 1957 the competition became one of the founding members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva.

Traditional special awards include the Polish Radio prize for the best Mazurka performance (since 1927), the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw prize for the best Polonaise (since 1960), and the National Philharmonic prize for the best performance of a Piano Concerto (since 1980). The competition is organized by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute of Warsaw.

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