Luzern Festival 2004
Galakonzert ( August 13th)
Strauss, Four last songs (Renee Fleming)
Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, Act II (Violeta Urmana, Ben Heppner)
LFO, Claudio Abbado
Kammerkonzert (August 15th),
Schoenberg, Kammersinfonie Nr.1
Strauss, Das Lied von der Erde (Schoenberg Version) (Larsson, Silvasti)
MCO, Daniel Harding
Sinfoniekonzert ( August 18th & 19th)
Beethoven, Piano concerto N. 4 (Maurizio Pollini)
Mahler, Symphony N.5
LFO, Claudio Abbado
Kammerkonzert ( August 23th)
Hindemith, P.: Kammermusik Nr. 4, Nr. 5 & Finale
1921 aus Kammermusik Nr. 1 op. 24 (1922) für 12 Solospieler
Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 1.
LFO, Claudio Abbado
Così fan Tutte in Ferrara ( February 17-19th), Modena (February 23-25th), Reggio Emilia (March 2-4th), Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado conductor
April 2nd, Bolzano Palasport:
Gustav Mahler, Lied von der Erde (Last part: Abschied),
Anna Larsson, Mezzosoprano
Gustav Mahler, Symphony n°9
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Easter Tour of GMJO: Budapest (April 4th), Bratislava (April 6th), St. Petersburg (April 8th),
Reggio Emilia (April 10th), Trieste (April 12th), Rome (April 14th)
(three last concerts with only Mahler Symphony n.9 )
A new editorial on our site: see Edito
October 2003: Claudio Abbado Doctor Honoris Causa of the Potenza University (Basilicata) will conduct there one concert (12 October) with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and one concert in Ferrara (9 October 2003)
2005 in Reggio Emilia: Claudio Abbado will conduct "The Magic Flute" (Stage Director: Daniele Abbado).
Claudio Abbado will conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin on 3rd, 4th, 5th June 2004 (Frank Martin, Mahler VI)
The program of Lucerne Festival is published: Opening on August 14 2003 Claudio Abbado conducts Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Debussy, Wagner)
Other concerts: Bach - Brandeburgher Concerts, Mahler - II°Symphony (Claudio Abbado)
Mozart - Idomeneo (Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle)
To read: The Wanderer in pursuit of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
Award 'Una Vita per la Musica'
Claudio Abbado has been awarded the "Una Vita per la Musica"(A Life for Music) prize, which is granted by a committee composed of a hundred European critics chaired by Bruno Tosi. This, Italy's most prestigious prize, has already been bestowed on such performers as Arthur Rubinstein, Maurizio Pollini, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Andrès Segovia, Karl Böhm, Carlo Maria Giulini, Yehudi Menuhin and Leonard Bernstein.
"The invitation comes from a town I have always loved and that I admire", Claudio Abbado wrote to Bruno Tosi, “not only because of its enchanting beauty but also because of its cultural activities and because of various emotional relationships which per luck have come my way. Like the relationship to Luigi Nono, composer and brotherly friend. (...)
For years now I have been accepting with pleasure prizes offered me. As it is my wish that these may encourage talented musicians and be transformed into grants for the young. With some friends and colleagues I have for a long time now been pursuing the idea of creating in our country music schools for young orchestra players at European level, like the ones in Bolzano and Ferrara. The aim is to establish a school in every region of Italy and it would be important if a town like Venice could give birth to an institution where making music together like in the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester is taught."
Salzburg Easter Festival: English Newspapers
Hans Tschammer will sing Gurnemanz in Parsifal (Salzburg Easter Festival)
February 2002: Concerts in Berlin.
The Beethoven-Mendelssohn program was successfull, see critics (in German) or Wanderer (in italian)
January 2002: The "Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker" (Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation) is born. The private foundation replace the two old institutions:
1- "Berliner Philharminisches Orchester" was a culture institution of the City of Berlin,
2- The society "Berliner Philharmoniker" who guaranteed the royalties of musicians for records, media ...
The orchestra's name is now only one: BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER.
Claudio Abbado's tour 2001 in Italy: the impression of the young bosnian girl Milijana, and the relation of our Wanderer
Last Abbado's bomb:the foundation of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra
in german /in french / in italian
A great text of Alessandro Baricco:in Italian or in french
Abbado's last evening in Vienna: incredible success
Financial Times: a very important article upon Beethoven in Rome
- All abbadians were in Berlin on 27th January, (or on TV ) to see the Verdi Requiem, the best one! A report from our Wanderer (in Italian or in french)
- The biography of Claudio Abbado is now translated.
- Our member Kimitoshi Sato write us after the last performance of Tristan in Tokyo
- First impressions after the first concert of Berlin Philharmonic and Abbado in Japan: straordinary!
-Two hours after the end of Tristan und Isolde in Tokyo, we know that it was a great success, the greatest of the year, and we publish the first impressions of our japanese members.
- Good News from Japan: we can say you a secret: the dress rehearsal of Tristan und Isolde is gone very well and without problems! Maestro Abbado's health is good, even if he must be prudent in the quotidian life . Its the reason of cancellation of the opening to the japanese public of the dress rehearsal , who was in project before the departure from Berlin, and effectively cancelled a few days before. "in bocca al lupo" for the premiere (as the italians say..)
Do you have heard the las recording of the Beethoven Symphonies (Berliner, Abbado): IT IS A MIRACLE ! As soon as possible we shall publish an article on this future legendary recording! Read some wonderful words of our japanese members
-We have tickets available for:
-VERDI REQUIEM IN BERLIN (27 JANUARY 2001)
-BEETHOVEN CICLE IN ROME (FEBRUARY 2001)
-BEETHOVEN CICLE IN VIENNA (FEBRUARY 2001)
Strictly reserved to our members
See our page Viaggi
A commission of 50 musical criticles, invited by the german musical magazine OPERNWELT, has choosen Claudio Abbado as "Conductor of the year 2000". Wonderful gift for Claudio in the moment in which he is just beginning his activity after his convalescence. But, as we have writen to him: he is for us each year (from much years) the conductor of the year ! And that news is for all the CAI a wonderful news !
The text of our telegram
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Updated pages :
- Our Wanderer was in Hanover to see FAUST, directed by Peter Stein (In french: Faust french / in italian: Faust Italian)
- Presentation of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
- New Letters
- Programs Radio TV updated on end July
- Four new chronicles of the Wanderer who travel very very much (Aix, Orange, Salzburg, EXPO2000 Hannover)
- MCO (Mahler Chamber Orchestra) News
- Other cultural news (Nono, Eurobottega): Culture
- Our Dossiers, for which want to read all our publications of the year.
The Newsletter 24 is on line (in italian )