To introduce Taiwan’s modern composers, Chunghwa Post has specially released a set of four stamps depicting Deng Yu-Shian, Hsu Shih, Yang San-Lang and Chou Lan-Ping. The designs feature the composers’ portraits over their famous scores, as described below:1.Deng Yu-Shian (NT$12): The composer of nearly a hundred much loved tunes, Deng collected folk songs and used them in his works such that he is called the Father of Taiwanese Folk Song. Well-known works of his are “Longing in Separation,” “Red throughout Four Seasons,” “Moonlit Night Sorrow,” “Longing for the Spring Breeze,” “Rainy Night Flowers.” 2.Hsu Shih (NT$12): Hsu popularized Taiwanese folk songs as much as he could and founded the Hsu Shih Music Institute. He combined Chinese and Western elements to make “Symphonic Folk Songs of Taiwan.” He is well known for tunes such as “Anping Melody,” “Night in the City Tainan,” “When the Gong Sounds,” “Street Lamps at Midnight.” 3.Yang San-Lang (NT$12): Yang formed the Black Cat Song and Dance Troupe to tour Taiwan, using minor chords and blues rhythms to create a wholly new style of Hoklo pop songs. Among his best-known works are “Awaiting Your Early Return,” “Autumn Wind Midnight Rain,” “Lone Flower,” “Night Rain in the Harbour.” 4.Chou Lan-Ping (NT$12): Chou composed several hundred songs and film scores. He won Best Music Awards from the Golden Horse Awards and the Asia Pacific Film Festival. His famous scores include “Green Island Serenade” and “Beautiful Formosa” and the music for the films: “The Love Eterne” and “The Boat Girl.”
(1)First Day Cover (195 mm × 120 mm): NT$3 apiece(2)Folder (with or without mount): NT$8 apiece(3)Loose-leaf album page: NT$8 apiece(4)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$12-denominated stamp: NT$15 apiece(5)Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a full set of stamps: NT$51 apieceTo purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, Postal Museum or order on line at https://stamp.post.gov.tw.