Brahms medal for Dohnanyimain
The Hamburg Senate has awarded the conductor Christoph von Dohnányi with the city’s Johannes Brahms Medal.
Dohnanyi, who is 90, was director and chief conductor of the Hamburg State Opera and general music director of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra from 1977 to 1984. He returned in 2004 as chief conductor of the NDR Symphony Orchestra for six years.
The award ceremony was staged in Hamburg City Hall, where Christoph’s brother was once the Mayor.