2005 Polar Music Prize

German romance singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Brazilian singer Gilberto Gil were named the 2005 winners of the Polar Music Prize.

Gil, who is also Brazil’s culture minister, and Fischer-Dieskau will each receive US$137,000. They are expected to travel to Sweden to collect the award on May 23 from King Carl XVI Gustaf.

The award was founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, manager of the Swedish pop group ABBA, through a donation to The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Previous winners include Paul McCartney, Isaac Stern and Bruce Springsteen.

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