Watch: Lucerne’s remembrance concert for Claudio Abbado

Watch: Lucerne’s remembrance concert for Claudio Abbado


norman lebrecht

April 07, 2014

This is unedited video from Arte. You need to fast-forward 13 minutes to the beginning. Andris Nelsons conducts the festival prochesrta, with Isabelle Faust and actor Bruno Ganz. Wonderfully hushed opening of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony.

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  • Manu says:

    Strange they have chosen Andris Nelsons for this. Daniel Harding seemed like the more logical option. He was closer to Abbado.

    • Max Grimm says:

      Andris Nelsons is the provisional replacement for Claudio Abbado for this year’s summer festival (no word on a new music director for the Lucerne Festival yet). In addition, he was scheduled to conduct the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks at the ‘Lucerne Festival at Easter’ as well, so he may have been the most logical choice at the time the decision was made.