Memorial concert for the deeply lamented Claudio Abbado, under Daniele Gatti's baton, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, René Pape and Waltraud Meier.
Initially, it was Claudio Abbado who was supposed to be conducting his Mozart Bologna Orchestra at the Dresden Frauenkirche church that day. The conductor left us on January 20th, so a concert paying tribute to his art will be given instead. The famous Italian conductor Daniele Gatti will replace him and conduct the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, founded by Claudio Abbado in 1997. One of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra will be joined by the German singers Waltraud Meier and René Pape.
The concert will start with selected songs by Gustav Mahler, the brilliant composer whose pieces interpreted by Claudio Abbado and his orchestras set new standards. Richard Wagner's Die Walküre will follow and the concert will end with one of Claudio Abbado's favourites, what he would have liked to be his last piece recorded in a studio: Schumann's Symphony No. 3, the Rhenish.
The concert will take place in the wonderful Lutheran church Frauenkirche in Dresden and will be webcast live on medici.tv.