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“Listening is more important than speaking.”

The Italian conductor Claudio Abbado (1933–2014) was one of the later 20th century’s finest and most beloved musicians.

Abbado studied in his home city of Milan, first conducting La Scala in 1960, and received encouragement from Leonard Bernstein. In 1989 he was selected as Karajan’s replacement to direct the Berliner Philharmoniker, and held the post until 2002. He subsequently set up several acclaimed orchestras. His late appearances conducting the Lucerne Festival Orchestra are legendary.

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Claudio Abbado - The RCA and Sony Album Collection

Artists Claudio Abbado

Release Date: 06/13/2014

Italian conductor Claudio Abbado was one of the most famous and important conductors of our time. When the music world learned of his death earlier this year, it was dismayed by the loss of this great musician and conductor. This high-quality, limited edition of all the recordings Abbado made for the RCA and CBS/Sony labels presents a multi-faceted picture of his incomparable musical ability on 39 CDs. In addition to the early recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra and recordings with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, this edition includes above all the highly acclaimed "Golden Label" recordings with the Berlin Philharmonic, of which he was principal conductor from 1989 to 2002.