Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Riccardo Muti wins $1m Birgit Nilsson Prize

Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has been awarded the $1 million (£624,000) Birgit Nilsson Prize - the biggest prize in classical music. Muti, currently the conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, was recognised "for his extraordinary contributions in opera and concert". The 69-year-old said he was "deeply touched" when he heard he had been chosen for the "distinguished" award
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