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Claudio Abbado, 1933–2014

FRED COHN offers a personal tribute to the great conductor, who died on January 20.

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Abbado conducting the Orchestra Mozart Bologna in Salzburg, 2012
© Silvia Lelli 2014
The greatest night of my operagoing life was September 13, 1985. I had badgered my way into the top tier of La Scala for a special, off-season performance of Rossini's Viaggio a Reims, in the Luca Ron...

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Current Issue: December 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 6