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Abbado, Claudiolocked

Born Milan, 26 June 1933; m 1st, 1956, Giovanna Cavazzoni (marr. diss. 1968); one s one d; 2nd, Gabriella Cantalupi; one s; died 20 Jan. 2014

Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1989–2002; Generalmusikdirektor of Vienna, since 1987


Music Dir, La Scala, Milan, 1968–86; Principal Conductor, LSO, 1979–88; Music Director, Vienna State Opera, 1986–91. Founder, European Community Youth Orch., 1978; Artistic Advr, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, 1981–; Founder and Artistic Director: Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, 1988; Festival, Wien Modern, 1988; Artistic Dir, Salzburg Easter Fest., 1994; Chief Conductor and Music Dir, Lucerne Fest. Orch., 2003. Dr hc: Aberdeen, 1986; Ferrara, 1990; Cambridge, 1994. Mozart-Medaille, Mozartgemeinde, Vienna, 1973; Goldmedaille der Internat. Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft, Vienna, 1985; winner of major international prizes for recordings. Ehrenring, City of Vienna, 1994. Gran Croce d’Italia, 1984; Cross, Légion d’Honneur; Bundesverdienstkreuz (Germany), 1992; Praemium Imperiale Award (Japan), 2003


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