Riccardo Muti on Claudio Abbado

Riccardo Muti on Claudio Abbado


norman lebrecht

January 20, 2014

I am deeply saddened by the loss of a great musician, a man who for many decades has marked history in the world of conducting and musical interpretation for international institutions. His work is an immense testimony to the importance of European and Italian culture around the world. I admire him for the strong courage he showed in the face of a long and terrible illness, and for the seriousness and profundity that characterized his life as a musician and as a Maestro.

Riccardo Muti

abbado smile

photo: Chris Christodoulou/Lebrecht Music&Arts