Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado was an exception among the great conductors: amiable and free of affectation, but totally uncompromising in achieving his artistic goals. A highly educated thinker, yet his greatest performances were born entirely from the moment. As chief conductor, he expanded not only the sound spectrum of the Berliner Philharmoniker but also their repertoire. Here you can relive this wonderful collaboration in a selection of his performances.
- Our double bass player’s perspective: Matthew McDonald’s favourites
- Our concertmaster’s perspective: Noah Bendix-Balgley’s favourites
- Johannes Brahms I: Symphonies, Concertos, Deutsches Requiem
- English music with the Berliner Philharmoniker
- A conductor recommends: Susanna Mälkki’s highlights
- Dmitri Shostakovich in his works