Claudio Abbado: The Last Concert
Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic, SACD, Berlioz, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
2 CD (Hybrid-SACD)
60 pages booklet
Claudio Abbado (1933-2014) was one of the outstanding personalities in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He made his debut with the orchestra in 1966 and was their chief conductor from 1990 to 2002. In May 2013, their unique partnership ended with Claudio Abbado's last concert with the orchestra – a “triumph”, in the words of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 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. After the highly-praised first release of the concert, the edition is now available in a new, lower-priced version on 2 CDs/SACDs which can be played on any CD or SACD player.
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14