Claudio Abbado inspired levels of commitment and communication from his musicians which resulted in performances and recordings that have stood the test of time. Every new Abbado recording became an event, something special in and of itself. Paying homage to his extraordinary career and marking what would have been his 90th birthday in 2023, Deutsche Grammophon releases a limited and numbered edition of his complete recordings for DG, Decca and Philips. The box set, including 257 CDs and 8 DVDs, brings together the output of one of the greatest conductors of all time. Abbado and Deutsche Grammophon had a unique partnership over 30 years and in that time he recorded over 250 albums which are all in this box set. Deutsche Grammophon
Claudio Abbado: The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca
The world-renowned conductor Claudio Abbado recorded for Deutsche Grammophon over the course of four decades, making countless landmark albums which sound as fresh as ever today. In honor of his exceptional career, DG is releasing a strictly limited and hand-numbered edition of Abbado’s complete recordings for the Yellow Label, Decca and Philips. Encompassing an enormous range of repertoire, the edition includes hundreds of the acclaimed performances the conductor inspired from some of the world’s greatest artists and orchestras.
Unquestionably one of the most multifaceted and influential musicians of recent times, Abbado was as much at home in the concert hall as he was in the opera house. He both championed new music and kept up with the latest developments in historical performance practice, while not swayed by some of its more dogmatic ideas. He summed up his philosophy as follows: “the term ‘great conductor’ has no meaning for me – it is the composer who is great.” This was no empty rhetoric. After meticulous preparation, involving the consultation of original sources, he almost always conducted from memory…
Claudio Abbado – The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca is accompanied by one hardcover and two paperback books which provide eight essays on significant stages of Abbado’s career; reminiscences from his producers and colleagues; production dates and detailed tracklistings; numerous rare photos; and a foreword by the conductor’s four children, Daniele, Alessandra, Sebastian and Misha. The individual albums are presented in their original cover jackets, while the collection as a whole is presented in a high-quality library-style box.
As part of his contribution to this very special limited edition, pianist Evgeny Kissin finds the perfect words to sum up the legacy of Claudio Abbado. “The great maestro’s art will undoubtedly live and continue to bring joy to many millions of people, as long as mankind exists.” udiscovermusic
Product Dimensions : 16.54 x 15.75 x 12.8 inches; 25.71 Pounds
Manufacturer : Deutsche Grammophon
Original Release Date : 2023
Label : Deutsche Grammophon
ASIN : B0BFGPDGL7
Number of discs : 265