Claudio Abbado’s Beethoven cycle from Rome

Only at the end of his tenure as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker did Claudio Abbado decide to give a performance of the complete symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven. The venue was the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In these performances, the monumentality of earlier times was replaced by a leaner, driving energy. The Financial Times spoke of a “revolution”.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Claudio Abbado

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