Claudio Abbado conducts works with a maritime theme at the 1998 Europakonzert from Stockholm

For the Europakonzert of 1998, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Claudio Abbado were joined by a silent, but no less impressive soloist: The 1627-built three-masted ship Vasa, which sank on its maiden voyage. In the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, specially built for this ship, the musicians performed maritime-themed works by Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Debussy that portray water, wind and sky.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Claudio Abbado

Eric Ericson Chamber Choir

Swedish Radio Choir

Programme Guide

© 1998 EuroArts Music International



Claudio Abbado Chief conductor 1990–2002
Richard Wagner composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composer
Claude Debussy composer
Giuseppe Verdi composer

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