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I grew up watching this collaboration between Sting, Claudio Abbado, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. I always loved the puppetry, and the way in which they blended Peter and the Wolf with the Classical Symphony, where Prokofiev is invited to sit at table with the great composers preceding him.

So, yes, he was an amazing conductor, and touched us all. That’s quite incredible, don’t you think? That we all have a memory of this man, and he’s touched and influenced each of us, in our own ways.

I share with you my own memory of him, which is this first impression on an impressionable boy from a small town who grew to love music because of shows like this :)

Claudio Abbado: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

—Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition - The Great Gate Of Kiev

chaintotherhythm:

Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: The Great Gate of Kiev.

eccellenze-italiane:

Claudio Abbado 
R.I.P.
(Milano, 26 giugno 1933 – Bologna, 20 gennaio 2014)

eccellenze-italiane:

Claudio Abbado 

R.I.P.

(Milano, 26 giugno 1933 – Bologna, 20 gennaio 2014)

drawwithpaper:

Made with Paper
Music !!!!
Tribute to the great Maestro Claudio Abbado (source)  - 26/06/1933-20/01/2014

drawwithpaper:

Made with Paper

Music !!!!

Tribute to the great Maestro Claudio Abbado (source)  - 26/06/1933-20/01/2014

valinaraii:

To the memory of a great man.There is a tradition at la Scala, when a music director dies: the orchestra plays the Funeral March from Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the Eroica, in the empty opera house, but with the doors open to the Piazza della Scala. As far I know this tradition started with Toscanini’s death, when the Funeral March was conducted by Victor de Sabata. This music has been played since then for De Sabata himself, for Gavazzeni and, yesterday, for Claudio Abbado. There are some problems with the first minutes of this video, so you can go directly to 4:00 when Barenboim enters the stage.

Maestro Vanska.

Maestro Vanska.

"Don’t you just love Rent? It’s genius, isn’t it?”

"Don’t you just love Rent? It’s genius, isn’t it?”