Remembering Abbado….one year on.

I wanted to make a short post to commemorate the passing of Claudio Abbado. I continue to cherish his numerous recordings and reflect on what his remarkable musicianship has meant to me. Accentus Music have appropriately released a DVD/Blu-ray of the ‘Memorial Concert for Claudio Abbado’, given by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, who fittingly open the program by performing Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony without a conductor. Andris Nelsons leads an intensely powerful rendition of the Mahler 3 Finale to close, as many players themselves are moved to tears. It is a profoundly moving farewell to the legacy of a truly great artist.