Yehudi Menuhin Trophy 2014 awarded for most popular music stamp

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imports_CCGB_1.-platz-deutschland-600dpi_59370.jpg Yehudi Menuhin Trophy 2014 awarded for most popular music stamp
The result of a vote for most popular music stamp has been announced. ...
The result of a vote for most popular music stamp has been announced.

Organisers of an annual election for the most popular music stamp have announced which stamp is to be awarded the Yehudi Menuhin Trophy. The trophy is awarded in memory of violinist and composer Lord Yehudi Menuhin who was patron of the Philatelic Music Circle from 1969 until his death in 1999.

Despite the number of stamps issued during 2013 for the 200th anniversary of the birth of both Wagner and Verdi, it was actually a German stamp issued on a non-musical theme which took first prize and was awarded the Menuhin trophy. The German Post Office's Gendarmenmarkt stamps feature a photograph of the popular public square, which shows two cathedrals and the Berlin concerthouse pictured across two stamps.

Now, the stamp's designers, German artists Stefan Klein and Olaf Neumann, will receive the Yehudi Menuhin Trophy at a prizegiving ceremony during the opening of the international stamp fair at Sindelfingen on 23 October 2014.

SECOND AND THIRD PRIZES

Second place in the voting went to Belgian designers Jan de Maesschalck and Guillame Broux for their Belgian Post Office booklet (pictured left) featuring productions of Verdi and Wagner in Belgian opera houses. 

Third place was awarded to Berlin graphic artist Julia Warbanow for a German stamp created for the 200th anniversary of the birth anniversary of Wagner, which is based on a painting in the national archive of the Richard Wagner Foundation in Bayreuth.

For more information on the Yehudi Menuhin Trophy, visit the website.



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