Toshio Hosokawa will be awarded the Goethe Medal in August for writing music that builds bridges between cultures.

"With his compositions, Hosokawa opens spaces and connects people all over the world. The special sound of his music transcends and makes the concert hall a place of global encounter," the jury said. "In doing so, he succeeds in combining culturally specific ways of listening to music into an extraordinary work of sound art while preserving his own traditions."


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In 2019, Wergo released a portrait CD including Anssi Karttunen’s recordings of Hans Werner Henze’s English Love Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen.