Claudio Abbado, conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker from 1989 to 2002, died one year ago on 20 January. His love of music and his insatiable curiosity were a constant source of inspiration to the Berliner Philharmoniker from his first concerts in 1966, and have had a lasting influence the musical work of the orchestra. Even after Abbado resigned from his post, he returned to Berlin every year in May to perform with the Philharmoniker. His concerts were among the musical highlights of the season.

An unforgettable artist

On this first anniversary of the death of the conductor, we would like to remind all music lovers of our The era of Claudio Abbado page in the history section of our website. The concert archive of the Digital Concert Hall also offers recordings of Claudio Abbado concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker from 2009 and selected concert recordings and other information from his time as head of the orchestra.