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Lucerne shock: Abbado cancels Mahler Eighth

It was to have been the highlight of this summer’s festival but, officially ‘for artistic reasons’, Claudio Abbado has cancelled the biggest concert of his life and replaced it with Mozart’s Requiem. Privately, we understand that health considerations played a part in his decision. Here’s the press announcement:     LUCERNE FESTIVAL hereby announces that [...]
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The world over, they weep tonight for Claudio

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (last year)

Israeli conductor Noam Zur: In 2011, I visited the Lucerne Festival and was lucky enough to see the great Claudio Abbado rehearse Mahler’s tenth symphony and to get a photocopy of his score from him (with his handwritten annotations... Read Post

Abbado and Argerich cancel London date

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc (last year)

Claudio Abbado is under doctors’ orders to rest; Martha won’t play with anyone else. Here’s the press release.   RE: Orchestra Mozart UK debut concert, Royal Festival Hall, 1 October 2013 On his doctor’s advice, Claudio Abbado has c... Read Post

My tribute to Abbado

Music / Classical : Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog (last year)

This is my tribute to Claudio Abbado as published yesterday in the Independent. First, some Mozart, from Lucerne (with thanks to Medici TV).Claudio Abbado’s Mahler Symphony No.9 with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra is among those rar... Read Post

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