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)
Maria João Pires
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
© 1996 EuroArts Music International