Music: Remebering Claudio Abbado

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Claudio Abbado, 1933-2014. BBC replays his last concerts from the Lucerne Festival.

The great Italian conductor Claudio Abbado died Jan. 20, and tributes are pouring in. The Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall is offering free viewing of his concerts with the orchestra, which he led and The Guardian has excellent coverage including this tribute from British conductor Daniel Harding, who called him

“one of the wonders of the world”.

He added: “He created at least six orchestras, most of them for young people. Through this he did more than any single person in our time to educate an entire generation, maybe two generations, in what it means to play in an orchestra He was the greatest conductor I have ever seen or heard in person. Not always, not for all repertoire, but when he was in his element and comfortable with those around him then there was nobody to touch him.”

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The Digital Concert Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic is offering free viewing of Abbado concerts with the orchestra.

The Guardian also has a list of YouTube clips worth watching selected by Andrew Clemens.

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