Claudio Abbado, an Italian Conductor With a Global Reach, Is Dead at 80

Clau­dio Abbado, a con­duc­tor whose refined inter­pre­ta­tions of a large sym­phonic and oper­atic reper­tory won him the direc­tor­ships of sev­eral of the world’s most revered musi­cal insti­tu­tions — includ­ing La Scala, the Lon­don Sym­phony Orches­tra, the Vienna State Opera and the Berlin Phil­har­monic — died on Mon­day at his home in Bologna, Italy. He was 80.”

Read about Abbado’s life at the New York Times.

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