This series commemorates the composer Chopin on the 200th anniversary of his birth, the film director, screenwriter and producer, Kurosawa, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, the conductor Mahler on the 150th anniv. and the writer, Twain, on the 100th anniversary of his death.
The € 0,60 stamp depicts two hands playing a piano keyboard; the sea, an island and the moon can be seen, set against a night sky. The stamp is completed by the captions "FRYDERYK CHOPIN", "1810-1849".
The € 0,65 stamp shows details of some films either written or directed by Kurosawa: The Seven Samurai, Ran and Dersu Uzala. The stamp carries the captions "AKIRA KUROSAWA", "1910-1998", "SEVEN SAMURAI", "DERSU UZALA", "RAN" and Akira Kurosawa's name written in Japanese.
The € 0,85 stamp depicts a conductor leading an orchestra and the public. To complete the stamp, the captions "GUSTAV MAHLER", "1860-1911".
The last stamp in the series, with a value of € 4,95, depicts a close-up of the writer, Mark Twain, with details of his works in the background. To complete the stamp, the captions "MARK TWAIN", "1835-1910".