Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (born June 26, 1933), is an Italian conductor. He has served as music director of the La Scala opera house in Milan, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the …go Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra from 1989 to 2002.
22.12.2011 [Telegraph.co.uk] - The Berlin Philharmonic (under Simon Rattle) and Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Claudio Abbado) justified most of the fuss that greeted them, but perhaps the most significant visit was that of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly
11.12.2011 [The Guardian] - Other visiting orchestras brought purely musical pleasures: first the Berlin Philharmonic, resident in the Southbank and the Barbican with Simon Rattle, then the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado – now in his late-70s enjoying near mythical
22.11.2010 by hank In the following video, Renee Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Kathleen Battle, and Andreas Schmidt sing the finale to Richard Strauss' opera, Der Rosenkavalier, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Claudio Abbado ...