Today’s 3rd prize is only 75k

Today’s 3rd prize is only 75k


norman lebrecht

October 05, 2018

The Austrian composer Thomas Larcher, 55, has been awarded Monaco’s Fondation Prince Pierre composition prize for his second symphony.

It’s only 75,000 Euros.

Hardly worth turning up.


  • Ricardo says:

    I’ll take it if he doesn’t want it.

  • John Borstlap says:

    That piece is an attempt to write a tonal, dramatic symphony, that really works, like Mahler and then: ‘really (post-)modern’. Obviously, that is not an easy thing to do:

    I think the motivation should be appreciated, apart from the result.

    As film music, one imagines a Tom & Jerry going terribly wrong.

  • Jonathan Dunsby says:

    Huh ? 75k is *definitely* worth it as a prize. A bit of sensationalism here, I think