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German composer Helmut Lachenmann wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Contemporary Music for “enlarging the world of sounds”

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category goes in this edition to German composer Helmut Lachenmann. The jury deciding the award stressed the importance of his creative works, which “based on an intimate knowledge of the musical past, have enlarged the world of sounds during the last fifty years in a way unmatched by any other contemporary composer”.

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