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Conductors - Claudio Abbado - Retrospective

Maurizio Pollini piano | Prague Radio Choir | Andrea Rost soprano | Alan Titus baritone | Ramón Vargas tenor | Larissa Diadkova mezzo-soprano | Stella Doufexis mezzo-soprano | Enrico Facini tenor | Elizabeth Futral soprano | Lucio Gallo baritone | Massimo Giordano tenor | Anatoly Kocherga bass | Anthony Mee tenor | Carmela Remigio soprano | Swedish Radio Choir | Eric Ericson Chamberchoir | Orfeón Donostiarra | Karita Mattila soprano | Violeta Urmana mezzo-soprano | Thomas Moser tenor | Eike Wilm Schulte baritone
Berliner Philharmoniker, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart
Claudio Abbado

What made Claudio Abbado stand out was his unpretentious, noble character, his democratic understanding of music making and his ability to celebrate the live moment on stage. Claudio Abbado empathized with his musicians. In order to be able to maintain contact with each individual during the conducting, he usually conducted from memory. "I am Claudio - for everyone" quickly became Abbado's oft-quoted statement.

DVD 1: Hearing the Silence - Sketches for a Portrait by Paul Smaczny 

DVD 2: Claudio Abbado conducts Verdi 

DVD 3: Claudio Abbado conducts Verdi: Messa da Requiem 

DVD 4: Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven Symphonies 3 & 9 

DVD 5: Claudio Abbado conducts Mahler Symphony No. 9 

DVD 6: Claudio Abbado conducts Mahler and Beethoven at Lucerne 

DVD 7: Claudio Abbado conducts Brandenburg Concertos 


Mahler: Adagio for Symphony No. 10

Verdi: excerpts from „Un ballo in maschera“, „Don Carlos“, „Rigoletto“, „La Traviata“, „Falstaff“; Messa da Requiem

J. Strauss: Maskenfest-Quadrille 

van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral”; Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica”; Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major; Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

ICMA Nomination 2022

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NTSC 16:9
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PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
662 mins
Details running time
DVD 1: 67 mins; DVD 2: 94 mins; DVD 3: 88 mins; DVD 4: 122 mins; DVD 5: 84 mins; DVD 6: 107 mins; DVD 7: 100 mins
English, German, French
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