A lifetime award for Barenboim

The German newspaper publishers association (VDZ) are giving Barenboim, 72, their Victoria Medal for career achievement, previously awarded to the likes of Henry Kissinger and Shimon Peres.

He might use the occasion to ask why some of Germany’s leading music critics, much younger than him, are facing enforced early retirement.


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  • “Lifetime award”… no such thing exists. It’s a life achievement award. The only award we get for life time is death.

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