June 26, 2013

Happy Birthday to Claudio Abbado

Claudio Abbado, one of the world's most notable conductors, turns 80 today. He was born in Milan on June 26, 1933.

Abbado first conducted the Berlin Philharmonic in 1966, and an important artistic relationship began which resulted in the orchestra electing him their Principal Conductor and their fifth Artistic Advisor in 1989.

For a list of Claudio Abbado's releases on EMI, click here.