Cyprus Post has issued a series of three stamps commemorating the most famous
composers of the 18th century: Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) was a German composer, organist,
harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for
choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the
Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. He enriched the
prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled
control of harmonic and motivic organization, and the adaptation of rhythms,
forms and textures.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 -1791) was a prolific and influential composer
of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as
pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral
music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 -1827) was a German composer and pianist. He is
considered to have been the most crucial figure in the transitional period
between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and
remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.