Claudio Abbado (1933-2014) was closely associated with LUCERNE FESTIVAL for nearly five decades. In memory of this exceptional conductor, three live recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, made in the summers of 1978 and 1988, are issued here for the first time, revealing all elements of his art: a rousing vitality and emotional immediacy, radiant orchestral splendour and structural transparency.
The album Claudio Abbado conducts Schubert, Beethoven & Wagner (LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, Vol. V) will be released on 14th of March 2014. Until then there is the chance of downloading the complete album at iTunes for a preferential price of € 6,99!
Mar 5, 2014 |