Sunday, November 29, 2015

Monaco 2015
175th Anniversary of the Birth of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

ISSUE DATE: 10 September 2015
THEME: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
PRINT RUN: 60 000
STAMP SIZE: 30 x 40.85 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Gueorgui Chichkine
ENGRAVING: Pierre Albuisson

A Russian composer from the Romantic era, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) distinguished himself in all genres. However, it was in orchestral music – symphonies, suites and concertos – that he produced his best work. He lent his talents to ballet music, adding a symphonic dimension to a genre previously considered to be inferior. His music reflects his very sensitive and tormented nature.