Claudio Abbado (born June 26, 1933), is an Italian conductor. He has performed and recorded a wide range of Romantic works, in particular Gustav Mahler whose symphonies he has recorded several times. He is also noted for his interpretations of modern works by composers such as Arnold Schoenberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Giacomo Manzoni, Luigi Nono, Bruno Maderna, Thomas Adler, Giovanni Sollima, Roberto Carnevale, Franco Donatoni and George Benjamin. Between February 1966 and January 1969 he made a series of 9 LP recordings for Decca. This small legacy already gives a clear indication of Abbado’s musical sympathies and the range of repertory he was conducting in the concert hall and on record, and which would continue to characterize his future career.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johannes Brahms · Anton Bruckner
Paul Hindemith · Felix Mendelssohn
Serge Prokofiev · Giuseppe Verdi