Watch the 2006 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony from the Stockholm Concert Hall in Sweden, 10 December 2006, with commentary by an English-speaking presenter.
The Royal Family make their entrance into the Concert Hall, and the Royal anthem Kungssången is played. The Laureates take their seats on the stage to March in D Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, played by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (4:04). Dr Marcus Storch, Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation makes his opening speech (6:25). Andreas Brantelid is cello soloist in the 3rd Movement of Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major (17:34).
After a speech by Professor Per Carlson the Nobel Prize in Physics is presented to the Nobel Laureates Dr John Mather and Professor George F. Smoot (24:20). Professor Lars Thelander then makes his speech about the Nobel Prize in Physics, presented to Nobel Laureate Dr Roger D. Kornberg (29:58). The Dance of the Drayman by Dmitri Shostakovich is played (36:20). Professor Göran Hansson speaks for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, presented to Nobel Laureates Dr Andrew Z. Fire and Dr Craig C. Mello (38:26). Another piece of music with Andreas Brantelid as soloist is played: Après un rêve by Gabriel Fauré (45:06). After a speech by Professor Horace Engdahl the Nobel Prize in Literature is presented to Nobel Laureate Writer Orhan Pamuk (48:49). The 3rd Movement of Joseph Martin Kraus’ Symphony in D major is played by the orchestra (57:27). After a speech by Professor Bertil Holmlund the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel is presented to Laureate Professor Edmund S. Phelps (1:02:18).
The Award Ceremony ends with the Swedish national anthem Du gamla, Du fria (1:08:28). The Queen of Sheba’s Festivity March by Hugo Alfvén is played while the Royal Family and the guests leave the auditorium (1:10:05).
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