Claudio Abbado

Claudio Abbado

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  • Born June 26, 1933 in Milano, Lombardia, Italia
  • Nationality Italian
  • Instruments played Piano
  • Occupations conductor, musician

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    Why Conductor Kirill Petrenko Fits The Berlin Philharmonic
    When the little-known Russian native came to guest conduct the orchestra, horn player Sarah Willis says, it was "love at first sight" — and his passion for music sets him apart. (07/07/2015)
    Swan Songs: Classical Musicians We Lost In 2014
    From composers and conductors to instrumentalists, singers and critics, the classical music world said goodbye to many masterful musicians last year. (01/09/2015)
    Marin Alsop's Guide To Mendelssohn's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
    Inspired by Shakespeare, Mendelssohn captures all the magic and frivolity in the music he wrote for the Bard's otherworldy play. (05/24/2014)
    Tracing The Career Of Claudio Abbado, A Consummate Conductor
    One of the great post-World War II conductors, Abbado had a searching musical intellect that he employed in orchestral and operatic music from Mozart to Verdi to contemporary composers. (12/09/2014)
    Act Like You Know: Giuseppe Verdi
    Don't know your Traviata from your Trovatore or your Otello from your Aida? Try out this handy cheat sheet — with music — to explore the greatest of Italian composers on the centennial of his birth. Hear his music and learn the unlikely story of his rise from a small town to international renown. (11/19/2013)
    Moms In Opera: Women On The Edge
    Try rummaging through opera to find a tender scene between a mother and child and you'll come up stymied. Why are so many operatic moms depicted as murderous women on the verge of a nervous breakdown? (05/07/2014)
    The 2012 Gramophone Awards: Some Surprises, Lots Of (Repeated) Familiar Names
    From Calleja to Abbado to Grosvenor, read about and hear some of the winners from this year's highly prestigious awards ceremony, held today in London. (10/11/2012)