The 2018 production of Fierrabras is the occasion for Fondazione Abbado and Teatro alla Scala to remember Claudio Abbado, who would have celebrated his 85th birthday on June 26th.
On that date at 6pm the two institutions will be organizing in the Foyer A. Toscanini the conference “Claudio Abbado and the rediscovery of Fierrabras”, in partnership with FEDORA Platform. The conference will recall moments and features of the modern rebirth of the opera starting from Ruth Berghaus’ staging with the participation of, among the others, Daniele Abbado, Alexander Pereira and artistic contributions by Daniel Harding and tenor Josef Protschka, interpreting Fierrabras in 1988.
Free entrance while seats last. It will be also possible to follow the event in live streaming on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
The Berliner Philharmoniker will publish on 20.1.2016, two years exactly after Claudio Abbado’s death, the CDs of the last concert he conducted in Berlin in May 2013. The programme consisted of extracts of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz.
The CAI is about to publish the first database of all the performances of Claudio Abbado. It will be presented to the public on 19th January 2016 at 8.30 p.m. at the Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano – Claudio Abbado and will be available online in the following weeks.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Bavarian Radio Choir |Latvian Radio Choir | Orfeón Donostiarra | Tölz Boys’ Choir |Riccardo Chailly conductor | Reccarda Merbeth Magna Peccatrix |Christine Goerke Una poenitentium | Anna Lucia Richter Mater gloriosa | Sara Mingardo Mulier Samaritana | Mihoko Fujimura Maria Aegyptiaca | Andreas Schager Doctor Marianus | Peter Mattei Pater ecstaticus | Samuel Youn Pater profundus
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 8 in E-flat majorSymphony of a Thousand
August 19th & 20th
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Bernard Haitink conductor
Bernard Haitink’s 50th Anniversary in Lucerne
Bernard Haitink’s 50th concert at LUCERNE FESTIVAL
Once again the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA will undertake a major concert tour in 2015. From 6 to 15 November this unique “orchestra made of soloists” will perform in Ferrara, Hamburg, Dortmund, Paris, Luxembourg, Madrid, and Vienna. The conductor will be Andris Nelsons, with Martha Argerich and Rudolf Buchbinder as soloists.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Andris Nelsons conductor | Martha Argerich piano (Prokofiev) | Rudolf Buchbinder piano (Beethoven)
Friday, 6 November 2015 | 20.30 | Ferrara, Teatro Claudio Abbado Prokofiev Piano Concert No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 (soloist: Martha Argerich) | Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Saturday, 7 November 2015 | 19.30 | Hamburg, Laeiszhalle Beethoven Piano Concert No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 (soloist: Rudolf Buchbinder) | Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Sunday, 8 November 2015 | 16.00 | Dortmund, Konzerthaus Beethoven Piano Concert No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 (soloist: Rudolf Buchbinder) | Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Monday, 9 November 2015 | 20.30 | Paris, Philharmonie de Paris Prokofiev Piano Concert No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 (soloist: Martha Argerich) | Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | 20.30 | Paris, Philharmonie de Paris Prokofiev Piano Concert No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 (soloist: Martha Argerich) | Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | 20.00 | Luxembourg, Philharmonie Beethoven Piano Concert No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 (soloist: Rudolf Buchbinder) | Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Friday, 13. November 2015 | 22.30 | Madrid, Auditorio National Mozart Symphony in C major K. 425 Linz | Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Sunday, 15. November 2015 | 11.00 | Wien, Musikverein Mozart Symphony in C major K. 425 Linz | Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
On Sunday morning (11.10.2015) a bust of Claudio Abbado was unveiled by Martin Hoffmann and the sculptor Bertrand Freiesleben. The bust will ultimately be placed in the “Südfoyer”, opposite the bust of Herbert von Karajan. The ceremony was followed with great interest by many friends of the orchestra – and of Claudio Abbado.
The English magazine GRAMOPHONE has published its Awards 2015 and the recording of Bruckner’s Symphony no. 9 (Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, DG) received the Award in the category “Orchestral”.
The BBC Music Magazine Awards 2015 were announced recently. In the category “Orchestral” works the winner is the recording of Anton Bruckner’s 9th symphony by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado.
A tribute to Claudio Abbado in 200 snapshots. On Saturday, 28th March 2015 at 7.30 p.m. at the Opera House in Florence an exhibition called “Claudio Abbado / Making music together” was opened. It was conceived by Alfredo Albertone, organized by the Opera of Florence and by Contrasto, in collaboration with the Foundation Claudio Abbado. A tribute to one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, a tale in photographs of his long life seen by numerous photographers.
The International Classic Music Awards have announced their prizes for 2015. In the category “Concertos” the recording of Mozart’s Concerto for Oboe played by Lucas Macias Navarro and the Haydn Sinfonia Concertante with the Orchestra Mozart conducted by Claudio Abbado won the competition.
In the category “Symphonic Music” the prize went to the recording of Bruckner’s 9th Symphony with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado.
On top of that Accentus became the Label of the Year. Congratulations!