Vienna Philharmonic surprises maestro with a ring

The orchestra awarded its ring of honour today to Franz Welser-Möst, music director of the Vienna State Opera.

‘Today during the interval of the rehearsal at Musikverein, I was awarded with the honorary ring of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,’ he writes. ‘I was speechless and touched..being very grateful.’

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The ring of honour has been somewhat tarnished by recent revelations that it was conferred in the Third Reich to Nazi murderers.

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  • franz welser-most ring

    The ring of honour has been somewhat tarnished by recent revelations that it was conferred in the Third Reich to Nazi murderers.

    Yes, but not by the people who have conferred it on FWM.

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