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|Location||New York City, New York|
|Presented by||The City of New York, New York, United States|
The Handel Medallion is an American award presented by the City of New York, New York. It is the city's highest award given to individuals for their contribution to the city's intellectual and cultural life.
The award was first issued in 1959 to Virginia Portia Royall Inness-Brown, upon the 200th anniversary of the death of George Handel (1685–1759), the German-British Baroque composer, noted for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos.
|1959||Virginia Portia Royall Inness-Brown (1901–1990)|
|1965||Joseph B. Martinson (1914–1970)|||
|1967||Richard Rodgers (1902–1979), William Schuman|
|1969||Claire Raphael Reis|
|1970||George Balanchine, Aaron Copland, Alice Tully|
|1972||Harold Arlen, Charlie Chaplin, Elia Kazan|
|1973||Duke Ellington, Melissa Hayden, Lincoln Kirstein, Oratorio Society of New York, Beverly Sills|
|1976||George Abbott, Margot Fonteyn, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins|
|1977||Marian Anderson, Leonard Bernstein||,|
|1986||Alexandra Danilova, Antony Tudor|
|1993||Robert Merrill, Arthur Mitchell|
|1997||Skitch Henderson (1918–2005)|||
|2002||Licia Albanese, Roberta Peters|
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