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The Frankfurt Music Prize was founded in 1980 and has been awarded annually by the Frankfurt Music Prize Foundation on the occasion of the international Musikmesse in Frankfurt since 1982.I år ble den altså delt ut i popkategorien (dette alternerer fra år til år) for "artistic and technical innovation".
It is awarded to musicians, composers, teachers and personalities from the world of music for special achievements in the fields of interpretation, composition, musicology or teaching.
The Frankfurt Music Prize 2010 goes to Keith Emerson, keyboard player and founding member, with Greg Lake, of the progressive-rock band, Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The presentation will take place at the ‘Römer’, Frankfurt’s Town Hall, on the eve of the Musikmesse, 23 March 2010. The Board of Trustees of the Frankfurt Music Prize describe Keith Emerson as an innovative artist who has not only pushed out the genre’s boundaries with his music but also had a decisive influence on the technology of electronic keyboard instruments through his keyboard playing.Så venter vi fortsatt på Rockn' Roll Hall of
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1982 - Gidon Kremer (violinist)Ingen grunn til å skamme seg over å bli med i denne gjengen.
1983 - Edgar Krapp (organist)
1984 - Alfred Brendel (pianist)
1985 - Brigitte Fassbaender (opera singer)
1986 - Albert Mangelsdorff (jazz trombonist)
1987 - Carl Dahlhaus (musicologist)
1988 - Heinz Holliger (oboist)
1989 - Ludwig Güttler (trumpeter)
1990 - Chick Corea (jazz pianist)
1991 - Aribert Reimann (composer)
1992 - Georg Solti (conductor)
1993 - Harry Kupfer (director)
1994 - Brian Eno (musician and sound artist)
1995 - Tabea Zimmermann (violist)
1996 - Wolfgang Niedecken (singer and songwriter)
1997 - Prof. Hans Zender (composer and conductor)
1998 - Peter Herbolzheimer (arranger, interpreter and composer)
1999 - Prof. Michael Gielen (conductor and composer)
2000 - Klaus Doldinger (saxophonist)
2001 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (singer)
2002 - No Prize awarded
2003 - Walter Levin (violinist & professor of chamber music)
2004 - Udo Lindenberg (rock musician)
2005 - György Ligeti (composer)
2006 - Peter Gabriel (pop / rock musician)
2007 - Peter Eötvös (conductor and composer)
2008 - Paquito D’Rivera (saxophonist, clarinettist, composer)
2009 - Dr. José Antonio Abreu (conductor, composer, mentor)
2010 - Keith Emerson (musician, composer)