Remembering Conducting Giant Claudio Abbado

-by Katy Henriksen

Claudio Abbado

The classical music world lost a giant with the passing of Claudio Abbado Monday, Jan. 20 in Bologna, Italy. Read a tribute from the NPR Classical Music Blog Deceptive Cadence about this conductor's illustrious career.

The blog attests that: "While he was a self-effacing personality who only rarely granted interviews, Abbado, who memorized every score he led, was widely revered among his fellow musicians and his fans, the most fervent of whom are known as 'The Abbadiani.'"

We'll pay tribute to Abbado in this week's KUAF Sunday Symphony 7 to 9 o'clock Sunday night with legendary recordings featuring the conductor.