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I never made politics. Unless you consider culture as politics: I think we must sustain modernity. And, simply, I tried to open the doors of the theaters to anyone, not only in Milan. We cut the prices for the students, then I conducted La Scala Orchestra in the factories. And in Reggio Emilia, at the "Musica e Realtà" festival, we arranged meeting opened to anyone during the performance. There ...
Italian-born conductor, best known for his work as Music Director for La Scala (1971 - 1986), then Music Director of Vienna Philharmonic (since 1971) and Vienna State Opera (1986 - 1991), London Symphony Orchestra (LSO, 1979 - 1987), and Berlin Philharmonic (1989 - 2002, and 2004 - present).