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Death of conductor Claudio Abbado at 80 a deep loss for music world
The news overnight that Claudio Abbado has died is deeply affecting. The Italian conductor was responsible for some of the most sublime music-making of our time. We are fortunate that so much of it was recorded and filmed, a treasury of inspiration that will be much valued as long as people care about the art form.
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
January 20, 2014