Claudio Abbado

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Mahler: Symphonies 1-10 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
This mammoth undertaking, of all of Mahler’s symphonies with different conductors over the last decade, brings variable musical results

Andrew Clements

18, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Mahler: Symphony No 8 DVD review – Chailly pays impressive tribute to Abbado
Riccardo Chailly’s debut concert with the Swiss orchestra, dedicated to his mentor Claudio Abbado, is thoughtful and measured

Andrew Clements

22, Jun, 2017 @5:00 PM

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Berlin Phil: Europa Concerts 1991-2015 DVD review – a set of special things to savour
A quarter century of broadcast Europa Concerts are brought together in this extensive DVD set that features some exceptional performances

Andrew Clements

22, Jun, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique CD review - a handsome tribute
Under Claudio Abbado the Berlin Philharmonic’s Mendelssohn is extraordinary, but the Berlioz feels a little low-voltage

Andrew Clements

20, Jan, 2016 @5:42 PM

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Misha Mullov-Abbado: New Ansonia review – an impressive debut
The double-bassist son of Claudio Abbado and Viktoria Mullova delivers Ellingtonian ensemble colours, luxurious ballads and punchy swing in style

John Fordham

19, Nov, 2015 @6:45 PM

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Gramophone awards honour Claudio Abbado with one final prize
Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi and Joseph Moog among other winners in the classical music magazine’s annual awards

Imogen Tilden

17, Sep, 2015 @7:28 PM

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Chailly to be Music Director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra
The orchestra founded by Abbado has been without a Chief Conductor since his death in 2014. Chailly is an exciting replacement who will ensure that Abbado’s legacy continues

Tom Service

14, Aug, 2015 @10:50 AM

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Working with Simon Rattle has been the best music education of my life
A horn player with the Berlin Philharmonic on his 13 years with the conductor and what the London Symphony Orchestra can expect from its new leader

Fergus McWilliam

03, Mar, 2015 @6:48 PM

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Bruckner: Symphony No 9 review – Claudio Abbado's great last testament

Compiled from Abbado's final concerts at the Lucerne festival last year, this recording captures the transparent beauty of the occasion, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

24, Jul, 2014 @8:30 PM

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Claudio Abbado: the Complete RCA and Sony Album Collection review - imaginative and intellectual curiosity
Not everything is top-notch in this mammoth collection of Claudio Abbado's recordings for RCA and Sony, but his rendition of Beethoven's Ninth certainly is, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

18, Jun, 2014 @1:33 PM

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Claudio Abbado memorial concert review – 'in his absence he could not have felt more present'
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra did their late, great conductor Claudio Abbado proud in a powerfully affecting performance, writes Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks

12, Apr, 2014 @11:07 PM

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Interview with Donagh Collins, chief executive, Askonas Holt | Arts head

The arts management company head explains why artistic credibility and commercial success are not mutually exclusive

Interview by Matthew Caines

11, Feb, 2014 @7:30 AM

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