Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven and Mendelssohn

In this concert, Claudio Abbado conducts works that impress with their powerful choral singing, while fascinating due to their unusual form: Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with Maurizio Pollini as the pianist, followed by Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony, known as the Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise). This recording from 2002 is also unusual in that although both pieces are widely known, they are not often performed in concert.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Claudio Abbado

Maurizio Pollini

Swedish Radio Choir

Eric Ericson Chamber Choir

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© 2002 EuroArts Music International


Claudio Abbado Chief conductor 1990–2002
Ludwig van Beethoven composer
Maurizio Pollini piano
Karita Mattila soprano
Lioba Braun contralto
Felix Mendelssohn composer

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