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Harrison Birtwistle picks up fifth Royal Philharmonic Society award

6/17/2014

Harrison Birtwistle has become the British Royal Philharmonic Society's most successful composer after picking up his fifth major award from the classical music organisation on Tuesday (13May14). The 80-year-old maestro took home the prize for Best Small Chamber Composition for his choral chamber work The Moth Requiem. Other winners included fellow British composer George Benjamin (Best Large-scale Composition for opera Written on Skin), conductor Daniel Barenboim, American soprano Joyce DiDonato and Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

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