Claudio Abbado: The silence that follows the music

This documentary about Claudio Abbado from the year 1996 is as much a journey through the recent history of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Director Paul Smaczny shows how the orchestra re-adjusted itself after the end of the Karajan era – such as in electing Abbado as chief conductor, whose friendly approach redefined communication and the artistic work of the orchestra.

A film by Paul Smaczny (1996)

Claudio Abbado

Daniel Barenboim

Pierre Boulez

Zubin Mehta

Maria João Pires

Maximilian Schell

Berliner Philharmoniker

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Summary

© 1996 EuroArts Music International

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