Claudio Abbado RIP


Into the sunlight with the Andante from Mahler’s Sixth, played by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. I was lucky enough to see Abbado conduct the same piece in London back in the 1980s. An unforgettable night.

 The Economist pays tribute (“Playing under Claudio Abbado was like seeing a master taming a wild force.” ) while Jessica Duchen homes in on a performance of Mahler’s 9th.

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