US 1940 Composer Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin 10c. Scott. 883

US 1940 Composer Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin 10c. Scott. 883

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Composers

Issued date: 10-06-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 10c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 883
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 880
Michel (Germany): 479
Yvert et Tellier (France): 422

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Dark brown
Perforation: Perf 10½ x 11

Themes: Composer, Music, Famous People

Total print: 13,328,000 (estimate)

Description:- Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin (1862-1901) was an American pianist and composer. From a young age, Nevin was musically inclined. He began playing the piano by the age of four, although he needed cushions piled on the pedals to enable him to reach them. Nevin's father provided for his son both vocal and instrumental instruction. He also took him abroad for two years of travel and music study in Dresden under Von Böhme. In 1878, he attended Western University, now known as the University of Pittsburgh, but left at the end of his freshman year in 1879. Later he studied the piano for two years at Boston, under Benjamin Johnson Lang, and composition under Stephen A. Emery.