Prepare to mourn: Claudio Abbado is dead

Prepare to mourn: Claudio Abbado is dead


norman lebrecht

January 20, 2014

Italian media have just been informed of the death of Claudio Abbado. He was eighty years old.

More here, here and here.



  • Mira Zakai says:

    May his soul rest in peace. Singing with him was a turning point in my life. A most generous and kind man and a special human being…

  • since my youth, I’ll miss him!

  • Yi-Peng Li says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of this death. Something moves and captivates me about his music making and his disposition. I admire his balanced musical personality on his recordings so that it is dramatic yet nuanced at the same time. I like the sound he achieved on his recordings, and I also like his culture of continuous improvement in his re-recordings of pieces he had already done before. This is an irreparable and irreplaceable loss, but at least conductors like Chailly, Gardiner and Thielemann might continue on with his legacy.

  • Grande Maestro! Non dimentichiamo! Il tuo nome, la tua arte, saranno con noi sempre!

    Piero Gargiulo, storia della musica, Conservatorio Cherubini