Claudio Abbado’s last concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker

In his final concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker in May 2013, Claudio Abbado once again presented a fascinating programme which included two portrayals of dreams that could hardly be more different: Felix Mendelssohn’s perfectly balanced music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hector Berlioz’s wildly unbridled Symphonie fantastique, a contrast which reveals not least the diversity and richness of musical Romanticism.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Claudio Abbado

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