The Miniature Sheet pays tribute to Symphony No. 5 in C minor. This composition is probably the most well known piece of music by Beethoven, with its distinctive four-note "short-short-short-long intro. It was written between 1804 -1808, the symphony and the four-note opening motif in particular, are known worldwide, with the motif appearing frequently in popular culture, from disco versions to rock and roll covers, and uses in film and television.
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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 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.