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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monaco 2016 - Centenary of the birth of Leo Ferre




COUNTRY: MONACO
ISSUE DATE: 24 August 2016
STAMP SIZE: 30 x 40.85 mm
CIRCULATION: 50 000 
ENGRAVER: Pierre Albuisson
STAMP DESIGN: Joël Tchobanian



Author, composer, performer, pianist and poet: Léo Ferré is a prominent figure in French chanson. Born on 24 August 1916 in Monaco, he took an interest in music at a very early age and joined the Monaco Cathedral choir as a soprano. 

FIRST DAY COVER
Too often remembered purely as a singer, Ferré was first and foremost a composer who was happiest leading an orchestra. But he was also a first-class poet, a performer whose voice penetrated deep into the soul of all who heard it, with a resonance full of love and rebellion.

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Stamp images and description thanks to:
OETP - Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste

OETP - Monaco Post