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  • Claudio Abbado conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker: Tribute to Gustav Mahler

    Claudio Abbado

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    Nearly 10 years after Maestro Claudio Abbado has left the Berliner Philharmoniker , he returns to honor one of the greatest composers of the 19th century : Gustav Mahler .
    During his tenure as Music Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker Abbado's Mahler interpretations aroused great sensation , and today he is one of the best interpreters of Mahler world . Along with the well-known Mahler singer Anne Sofie von Otter and the famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann ( Echo Klassik " ​​Singer of the Year " 2010) they honor the 100th anniversary of Gustav Mahler on 18 May.
     
     
  • Hearing the Silence

    Claudio Abbado

    Year: 2005

    Runtime: 60 min

    An original portrait sketched under the sign of the German poet Holderin - the actor Bruno Ganz recites on of his poems at the beginning of the film. Claudio Abbado is sparing in his words although he is generous in his emotions. That is what makes this documentary special: Abbado talks about his illness (he was operated on for cancer in 2001) and the revolution this illness caused in his life, he shares a little of his private life and talks about his work as a conductor.

    We also see him at the age of 35, in 1965, in an interview he gave in Vienna just after directing the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Bruckner’s First Symphony. We also find out that he and his companion Zubin Meha sang in the choirs of Musikverein under the direction of Bruno Walter, Herbert von Karajan, Hermann Scherchen and Joseph Krips solely for the purpose of attending the rehearsals of these legendary conductors.

    Many interviews of orchestra musicians, namely those from Berlin who talk about his departure in 2002, provide us with a clearer picture of his personality. As for the testimonial of is friend Bruno Ganz, it gives us a very personal insight into this exceptional being.
     
     
  • Mahler - Symphony No. 1/Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3

    Claudio Abbado

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

    Claudio Abbado: Mahler - Symphony No. 1/Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 movie was released Jul 27, 2010 by the Euroarts studio. This classical music performance release features the opening concert of the 2009 Lucerne Festival. Claudio Abbado: Mahler - Symphony No. 1/Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 video Claudio Abbado leads the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in interpretations of Sergey Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op. 26 and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.1 in D Major, 'Titan'. World-renowned concert pianist Yuja Wang performs on the Prokofiev. Claudio Abbado: Mahler - Symphony No. 1/Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 film Claudio Abbado conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra with pianist Yuja Wang in works by Mahler and Prokofiev, summer 2009.
     
     
  • Mahler Symphony No. 6

    Claudio Abbado

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 1 hr 29 min

    An invisible thread runs between Claudio Abbado and the Second Symphony, "Resurrection" by Mahler. It is with this work that he made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Vienna in Salzburg at the age of thirty-two and it is this symphony he decides to conduct in August 2003 in Lucerne, with the new orchestra that he helped revive, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
     
     
  • Mahler Symphony No. 9

    Claudio Abbado

    Year: 2004

    Runtime: 1 hr 23 min

    This very Italian conductor, born in Milan in 1933, who was for fifteen years the director of the Scala trained in Vienna with Hans Swarowsky is extremely familiar with the culture of Central Europe, of its literature and its fine arts. It is with the Second symphony by Mahler that he chooses to make his debut, at thirty-two, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Vienna. The Youth Orchestra he founded in 1986 bears the name of Gustav Mahler. Since then, Abbado continues to exhale the complex beauty of the Viennese composers’ symphonies in all the concert halls of the world.

    That evening in April 2004 at the Saint Cecilia Academy in Rome, it is with the very same Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra that he conducts Mahler’s last symphony that went unfinished, the Ninth Symphony. Composed in 1909, it was premiered in 912 by Bruno Walter, who was a close friend of the composer and whom Abbado heard conduct in Vienna… In this absolute masterpiece of a symphonic work, Claudio Abbado, one with his orchestra, delivers a very moving interpretation which rises like the most beautiful prayer.
     
     

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