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Claudio Abbado, Conductor, dies at 80

claudio abbado | culturalitaly.com

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Claudio Abbado is one of those many artists Italy is also known for and proud of. This great conductor - perhaps the greatest in Italy after Toscanini - was born in Milan in 1933 from an educated middle class family. The father was a talented violinist who guided his two children to the strict, but at the same time free and playful, study of the seven notes.