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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