Title: Memorial Concert for Claudio Abbado
Directed by: Michael Beyer, Paul Smaczny
Conductor: Andris Nelsons, * Claudio Abbado
Artist: Isabelle Faust (violin), Bruno Ganz (narrator), Lucerne Festival Orchestra
It was a deeply affecting and appropriate farewell. The spirit of Claudio Abbado, the great conductor and founder of orchestras who died in January 2014, was present in music, words and silence. Thousands upon thousands came to the Basilica di Santo Stefano in Bologna and the Piazza della Scala in Milan to pay their last respects. In Lucerne, the members of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra paid tribute to this extraordinary man and friend with a deeply moving concert "The emotional intensity was unbelievable; this could only be achieved by true musicians, by those capable of love." (Neue Zurcher Zeitung)
Friends and associates look back fondly on Claudio Abbado and speak of how they experienced these moments of grief and farewell.
Recorded live at the Concert Hall of KKL Luzern, August 2013 (Beethoven) and April 6, 2014 (all except Beethoven).
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre *
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished": I. Allegro moderato
Friedrich Hölderlin: Brod und Wein
Alban Berg: Violin Concerto
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: VI. Adagio
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