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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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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010 file photo, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti is seen at a news conference in Chicago. Authorities say Muti is recovering from surgery performed Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, for facial injuries and a jaw fracture suffered during a fall at a CSO rehearsal last week. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)