Notes on Music
3:38 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Claudio Abbado: A Remembrance

Claudio Abbado conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The classical-music world lost conductor Claudio Abbado this year.

Abbado conducted most of the world’s premier orchestras with great insight.  Known for his precision, on one occasion he kept complaining that the Chicago Symphony players were not together.

This prompted them to wear tee-shirts emblazoned with the Italian-inflected admonition, “Noddagedda!”

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