Label: Berlin Philharmoniker BPHR 160082
180g Vinyl – Half-Speed Mastering / Limited Edition – 1000 copies
Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie in May 2013
Manufactured by Pallas
Out of Print! Only a few copies in stock
After the highly-praised first release of the concert, the edition is now available as a limited collector’s edition on 3 half-speed mastered LPs.The edition includes a hardcover booklet with many illustrations and extensive accompanying texts and is aimed at the growing community of audiophile vinyl lovers.
Claudio Abbado (1933–2014) was one of the outstanding personalities in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker. In May 2013, their unique partnership ended with Abbado’s last concert with the orchestra. The programme included two of the most important works of musical Romanticism: Hector Berlioz’s visionary Symphonie fantastique and Felix Mendelssohn’s magical, shimmering music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
To mark the second anniversary of Claudio Abbado’s death on 20 January 2016, audio and video recordings of this memorable evening have been released in a hardcover luxury edition. With comprehensive articles, bonus videos and previously unpublished photographs, it documents Abbado’s work with the orchestra whose chief conductor he was from 1990 to 2002.