CD + Blu-Ray:
A unique artistic partnership

Author: Berlin Phil Media

Claudio Abbado’s last concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker on CD, BlueRay + Audio Download. IMZ Newsletter subscribers can win a free box set!

  • CD + Blu-Ray: <br />A unique artistic partnership | Copyright: © Berlin Phil Media

    © Berlin Phil Media

  • CD + Blu-Ray: <br />A unique artistic partnership | Copyright: © Berlin Phil Media

    © Berlin Phil Media

  • CD + Blu-Ray: <br />A unique artistic partnership | Copyright: © Berlin Phil Media

    © Berlin Phil Media

Claudio Abbado was one of the outstanding personalities in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In May 2013, their unique partnership ended with Abbado’s last concert with the orchestra. The programme included two of the most important works of musical Romanticism: Hector Berlioz’s visionary Symphonie fantastique and Felix Mendelssohn’s magical, shimmering music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. To mark the second anniversary of Claudio Abbado’s death on 20 January 2016, audio and video recordings of this memorable evening have been released in a hardcover luxury edition. With comprehensive articles, bonus videos and previously unpublished photographs, it documents Abbado’s work with the orchestra whose chief conductor he was from 1990 to 2002. The recordings impressively convey the special atmosphere of the evening: the great affection the orchestra and the audience had for Claudio Abbado – and of course the enthusiasm for the musical performances.

The edition contains the recordings on CD and in high resolution audio on a Blu-ray disc which also features a video of the concert. The bonus material includes a historical documentary about Abbado’s first year as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

2 CD + 1 Blu-ray + Audio Download
Hardcover linen edition
EUR 39.90 incl. applicable tax

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Be the first to email to Newsletter Editor Linda Esslinger at l.esslinger(at) using the subject line "Abbado" and indicating your postal address. The raffle ends 13 September 2016.

Original title Claudio Abbado's Last Concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker
Recording location Berlin Philharmonie
Video format Full HD 1080 / 60i - 16:9
Audio format 2.0 PCM Stereo; 5.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
Duration 107'
Production Company Berlin Phil Media / Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings
Conductor Claudio Abbado
Orchestra / Band Berliner Philharmoniker



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