Ivor Novello Award for John Tavener

Ivor Novello Award for John Tavener
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On May 26 Stephen Fry presented John Tavener with the Ivors Classical Music Award at the 50th Ivor Novello Awards held at Grosvenor House, London. The Academy was ‘proud to honour a composer whose music has power, integrity and a universal appeal. [Tavener is] a leading figure in the world of 20th-century British music, whose work is recognised for its distinct voice which has reached far beyond the confines of the concert-going public.’

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