Claudio Abbado

Claudio Abbado

Italian conductor (1933-2014)
Claudio Abbado held posts with several prestigious musical institutions during his long career and nurtured young musicians in a variety of ways.
BornJune 26, 1933
HometownMilan, Italy
SpouseGiovanna Cavazzoni (m 1956 - 1968) , Gabriella Cantalupi
ChildrenMisha Mullov-Abbado , Daniele Abbado
ParentsMichelangelo Abbado
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Rafael Payare to head Montreal Symphony starting in 2022-23

  • Conductor Rafael Payare was hired Thursday as music director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal starting with the 2022-23 season. A Venezuelan who turns 41 on Feb. 23, Payare follows the lengthy tenures of Montreal music directors Kent Nagano (2006-20) and Charles Dutoit (1977–02). Payare trained with Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim and Lorin Maazel.

Videos

Lucerne Festival 2009-Abbado Conducts Mahler No. 4 Ruckert Lieder

The charismatic and inspiring Claudio Abbado and the magnificent mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, hold the audience spellbound in this live recording from Lucerne Festival in Summer. Mahler’s five Rückert-Lieder – in a profoundly moving and rapturously received performance – precede Mahler’s sublime and deeply personal Fourth Symphony. This extraordinary work is executed with power, passion and sensitivity, with Magdalena Kožená giving a transcendent rendition
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Abbado Conducts Prokofiev, Berg & Tchaikovsky
Abbado Conducts Prokofiev, Berg & Tchaikovsky
2021
Mozart: Symphony No. 35, K. 385
Mozart: Symphony No. 35, K. 385
2020
Stravinsky: The Firebird
Stravinsky: The Firebird
2020
Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 (Abbado)
Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 (Abbado)
2014

Albums

Bruckner I/IX
Bruckner I/IX
2019
Abbado Rediscovered: Schubert - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8
Abbado Rediscovered: Schubert - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8
2018
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
2017
Claudio Abbado: The Last Concert
Claudio Abbado: The Last Concert
2016
Bruch & Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concertos
Bruch & Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concertos
2015
Haydn: Nelson Mass; Schubert: Mass in G
Haydn: Nelson Mass; Schubert: Mass in G
2015
Schubert: The "Great" C major Symphony
Schubert: The "Great" C major Symphony
2015
Pollini & Abbado: The Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings
Pollini & Abbado: The Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings
2015
Mozart: Oboe Concerto; Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante
Mozart: Oboe Concerto; Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante
2014
Beethoven: Prometheus; Strawinsky: Feuervogel; Mussorgsky: Eine Nacht auf dem kahlen Berge; Prokofjew: Romeo und Julia; Schönberg: Ein Überlebender aus Warchau
Beethoven: Prometheus; Strawinsky: Feuervogel; Mussorgsky: Eine Nacht auf dem kahlen Berge; Prokofjew: Romeo und Julia; Schönberg: Ein Überlebender aus Warchau
2014
Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado: Complete Concerto Recordings
Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado: Complete Concerto Recordings
2014
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor
2014
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
2014
Tartini: Violin Concerto in F major, D 64; Violin Concerto in D major, D 15; Concerto in A minor
Tartini: Violin Concerto in F major, D 64; Violin Concerto in D major, D 15; Concerto in A minor
2014
Schubert: Symphony No. 7 "Unfinished"; Beethoven: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Schubert: Symphony No. 7 "Unfinished"; Beethoven: Symphony No. 2; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
2014
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 25
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 25
2014
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony
2014
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte [Highlights]
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte [Highlights]
2014
Claudio Abbado: 3 Classic Albums
Claudio Abbado: 3 Classic Albums
2014
Bruckner: Symphony No. 1
Bruckner: Symphony No. 1
2013
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24
2013
Beethoven: Symphonien Nos. 1 & 4
Beethoven: Symphonien Nos. 1 & 4
2013
Giuseppe Verdi Rarities
Giuseppe Verdi Rarities
2013
Xenakis: Synaphaï
Xenakis: Synaphaï
2013
Schumann: Overtures 'Genoveva' and 'Manfred'; Symphony No. 2
Schumann: Overtures 'Genoveva' and 'Manfred'; Symphony No. 2
2013
Symphony Edition
Symphony Edition
2013
Decca Years
Decca Years
2013
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14, 17, 21 & 26
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 14, 17, 21 & 26
2013
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27
2012

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