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Claudio Abbado (1933–2014)

Claudio Abbado was born on June 26, 1933 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is known for his work on Shutter Island (2010), Minority Report (2002) and Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy (1993). He was married to Gabriella Cantalupi and Giovanna Cavazzoni. He died on January 20, 2014 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. See full bio »

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Known For

Shutter Island
Shutter Island Soundtrack
(2010)
Minority Report
Minority Report Soundtrack
(2002)
Italienische Nacht - Italian Night
(1996)

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 2008 Brandenburg Concertos (Video) (musical director - uncredited)
 2007 Eterna Magia (TV Series) (musician - 148 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 November 2007 (2007) ... (musician: piano)
- Episode dated 1 November 2007 (2007) ... (musician: piano)
- Episode dated 31 October 2007 (2007) ... (musician: piano)
- Episode dated 30 October 2007 (2007) ... (musician: piano)
- Episode dated 29 October 2007 (2007) ... (musician: piano)
 2003 Great Performances (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Palermo (2003) ... (conductor: orchestra)
 2002/I Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie) (conductor)
 2001 Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem (TV Special) (conductor)
 1999 Grand Finale (TV Special documentary) (conductor)
 1998 The Harvest of Sorrow (TV Movie documentary) (conductor)
 1997 Don Giovanni (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1997 Gala aus Berlin (TV Special) (conductor)
 1997 Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem Op. 45 (TV Special) (conductor)
 1996 Italienische Nacht - Italian Night (TV Special documentary) (conductor)
 1993 Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1992 From the House of the Dead (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1992 Il viaggio a Reims (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1991 Le nozze di Figaro (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1990 Lohengrin (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1989 Elektra (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1989 Khovanshchina (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1988 Il viaggio a Reims (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1987 Wozzeck (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1986 Un ballo in maschera (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1985 Hommage à Rossini (TV Special) (conductor)
 1981 La Cenerentola (conductor)
 1978 Don Carlo (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1978 Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1976 Macbeth (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1975 Un ballo in maschera (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Der Barbier von Sevilla (conductor)
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A conductor must consider himself first and foremost a musician. The whole idea of the conductor as some sort of god or dictator is absurd - especially as the age of the autocrat is now finished. [in an interview with The Scotsman newspaper] See more »

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Has recorded all of Beethoven's Overtures with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. See more »

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