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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 Minority Report (2002), Shutter Island (2010) and Elle (2016). 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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Minority Report Soundtrack
(2002)
Shutter Island Soundtrack
(2010)
Elle Soundtrack
(2016)
Känn ingen sorg Soundtrack
(2013)

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 2008 Brandenburg Concertos (Video) (musical director - uncredited)
 2007 Eterna Magia (TV Series) (musician - 296 episodes)
- Episode #1.147 (2007) ... (musician: piano)
- Episode #1.146 (2007) ... (musician: piano)
- Episode #1.145 (2007) ... (musician: piano)
- Episode #1.144 (2007) ... (musician: piano)
- Episode #1.143 (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 Hector Berlioz: Te Deum (TV Special) (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 Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1978 Un ballo in maschera (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1978 Don Carlo (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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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 ... See more »

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As a child during WWII, he scrawled "Viva Bartok" on a public wall; the contemporary Hungarian composer was one of his musical idols. During the war, graffiti was often used in Italy for political expression. The authorities saw the foreign name and assumed Bartók was an anti-Fascist activist. They came to Abbado's house, wanting to know who this fellow Bartok was. Abbado showed them a musical ... See more »

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