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Vienna Philharmonic wins prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize
Vienna Philharmonic wins prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize

The Vienna Philharmonic has become the first orchestra to win the prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize, one of the highest honors in the classical-music field. Organizers of the Nilsson Prize, which carries a $1-million award, made the announcement on Wednesday, saying it will be handed out at an Oct. 8 ceremony in Stockholm hosted by arts journalist Pia Lindstrom, the daughter of Ingrid Bergman. The prize, which was established by the late Swedish opera singer to be awarded after her death in 2005, is handed out approximately every three years. Past winners are conductor Riccardo Muti and tenor Placido Domingo. This year's prize was chosen by a panel of classical-music...

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