Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition | Deutsche Grammophon 4798008

Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition


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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4798008

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 60

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 13th October 2017



Claudio Abbado’s career with Deutsche Grammophon stretches back over more than four decades. In that time, he made innumerable recordings which remain unsurpassed on record – classics right from the start. Abbado inspired levels of commitment and communication from his musicians that resulted in performances and recordings that stand the test of time.

Abbado was as much a man of the theatre as he was one of the greatest of all late-20th-century symphonic conductors. Opera was central to all his orchestral posts, with three great composers forming the major pillars of his recorded opera legacy: Mozart, Rossini and Verdi.

Throughout his recorded legacy, the listener feels a real sense that characters are thought through in great detail and Abbado conducts with an obvious love for the music but also with a flexibility informed from the drama of the moment. Claudio Abbado: The Opera Edition is testimony to an extraordinary operatic legacy and a memorial to a truly great maestro.

CD1-2: Mozart - Die Zauberflöte, K620
CD3-4: Mozart - Don Giovanni, K527
CD5: Mozart - Don Giovanni, K527 · Opera Arias
CD6-8: Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro, K492
CD9-10: Beethoven - Fidelio, op.72
CD11: Rossini - Overtures
CD12-13: Rossini - L’italiana in Algeri
CD14-15: Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia
CD16-17: Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia
CD18-19: Rossini - La Cenerentola
CD20-21: Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims
CD22-23: Schubert - Fierrabras, D796
CD24: Wagner - Orchestral Music
CD25-27: Wagner - Lohengrin, WWV75
CD28: Wagner - Opera Arias
CD29: Wagner Gala
CD30: Verdi - Overtures & Preludes
CD31-32: Verdi - Macbeth
CD33-34: Verdi - Simon Boccanegra
CD35-36: Verdi - Un ballo in maschera
CD37-40: Verdi - Don Carlos
CD41-42: Verdi - Aida
CD43-44: Verdi - Falstaff
CD45: Verdi - Opera Choruses
CD46: Verdi - Opera Arias
CD47: Great Scenes from Verdi Operas
CD48-50: Bizet - Carmen
CD51-52: Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande, L88
CD53-54: Mussorgsky - Khovanshchina
CD55: Mussorgsky - Khovanshchina · Joshua
CD56-57: Berg - Wozzeck
CD58: Sempre libera
CD59: Sehnsucht
CD60: Berlin Gala, 1998

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