Grieg Rapsodi, Norvall Skreien, 6¾ by 9¾ inches,
sewn, hardbound, 182 pages, in Norwegian with English summary,
This book is a delight for thematic
collectors with an interest in music on stamps. It is subtitled “A Philatelic
encounter with Edvard Grieg
and music on stamps.” It was published in conjunction with an exhibit on Grieg at the composer’s museum in
relates how he became interested in stamp collecting during the years of WW II.
He then tells about the set of Grieg stamps issued by
Other chapters look at stamps and
music in general, cancellations related to music, the early stamps of
Over fifty pages are devoted to a thematic exhibit entitled “Grieg Rhapsody.” The color illustrations throughout the book are excellent. The book concludes with a listing of Norwegian stamps with a music tie-in followed by the FIP regulations for thematic philately exhibits. This is a gorgeous book for anyone interested in Grieg himself or music philately in general.