Claudio Abbado (1933-2014)
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The 16 greatest conductors of all time
14. Claudio Abbado (1933-2014)
Another genius who recently passed away, Abbado conducted at the greatest opera houses, and directed the world's finest orchestras. He succeeded Karajan at the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic - a hard act to follow in which he succeeded magnificently.