Gold Medal Presentation to Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Sun 22 Apr 2012 15.00

Barbican Hall, London, EC2Y 8DS

Event Price: £15 - £65

Nikolaus Harnoncourt becomes the latest recipient of one of the most esteemed honours in the music world, when the RPS Gold Medal is presented to him during this afternoon's concert. Since its initiation in 1870, recipients have included Brahms (1877), Delius and Elgar (1925), Richard Strauss (1936), Stravinsky (1954), Britten and Bernstein (1987). More recently, the medal has been awarded to Charles Mackerras, Daniel Barenboim, Henri Dutilleux and Thomas Quasthoff. (For more information about the Gold Medal and a full list of recipients, please follow this link.) The award was created to commemorate the centenary of Beethoven’s birth and celebrates the close relationship between the Society and the composer. It is thus particularly fitting that Harnoncourt, whose performances and recordings of Beethoven's work have achieved a legendary status, will receive this award during a concert of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.
Beethoven Missa Solemnis Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of AmsterdamNikolaus Harnoncourt conductor Marlis Petersen soprano Elisabeth Kulman alto Werner Güra tenor Gerald Finley bass Groot Omroepkoor (Dutch Radio Chorus)

How to Book

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