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Wed March 5, 2014
Claudio Abbado: A Remembrance
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!”