The theme this week for Sunday Stamps is art, music, or dance.
After a lot of searching to avoid showing repeats I've settled on three stamps this time.
The first I know nothing about although it seems to depict a dance and possible some form of instrument as well.
Then I found a composer on a stamp.
A stamp which commemorates Carl Maria Von Weber and if I've got it right this stamp is postmarked 1976, the 150th anniversary of his death in 1826. Weber (1786-1826) was the founder of the Romantic School of German Opera and a pioneer in modern piano composition. In 1813 he served as a conductor at Prague and later reorganised the Royal Opera at Dresden. In 1824 he accepted an invitation from the Royal Opera, London to compose and produce the opera Oberon. In 1826 , already suffering from TB, he went to England where he finished the work and conducted its premiere on 12th April. He died in London in June 1826.
I'm sure that one of you will be able to tell me about the instrument in my third stamp.
Is it a mandolin?
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