It took Leipzig 17 years to give a Bach medal to a womanmain
The Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt was yesterday awarded the Bach Medal of the City of Leipzig.
She was the first woman to receive the medal. How is that possible?
Past winners are: Klaus Mertens (2019), Robert Levin (2018), Reinhard Goebel (2017), Peter Kooij (2016), Masaaki Suzuki (2012), Herbert Blomstedt (2011), Philippe Herreweghe (2010), Frieder Bernius (2009), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2007), Ton Koopman (2006), John Eliot Gardiner (2005), Helmuth Rilling (2004) and Gustav Leonhardt (2003).