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The Polar Music Prize

I attended the Polar Music Prize ceremony last night in Stockholm’s blue Concert House. The laureates this year were Björk and Ennio Morricone. I found myself welling up when the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic played some of Maestro Morricone’s material, especially the songs that I have recorded for my coming album. The music gets under your skin when you sing it, and then it has instant access to the heart strings…

Another moving moment was when Maestro Morricone kissed Barbara Hendricks’ hands on stage after she performed “Deborah’s Theme.” Giving tribute where tribute was due.

(I borrowed the photo above from www.andsnes.com and below from www.polarmusicprize.org)

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone © The Polar Music Prize


Björk ©The Polar Music Prize