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President of the Birgit Nilsson foundation Rutbert Reisch announces that the Italian conductor Riccardo Muti of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be awarded the US $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize 2011 for his "extraordinary" contributions and influence in the world of music in Stockholm  Wednesday March 16, 2011.  A picture of Muti is seen at left.(AP Photo/Jonas Ekstromer)  SWEDEN OUT
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President of the Birgit Nilsson foundation Rutbert Reisch announces that the Italian conductor Riccardo Muti of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be awarded the US $1 million Birgit Nilsson Prize 2011 for his "extraordinary" contributions and influence in the world of music in Stockholm Wednesday March 16, 2011. A picture of Muti is seen at left.(AP Photo/Jonas Ekstromer) SWEDEN OUT

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