BBC 2014.01.20 13:08
Abbado was considered one of the greatest conductors of the last 50 years
Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has
died at the age of 80.
He died in Bologna after a long illness, said Raffaella Grimaudo,
spokeswoman for the Bologna mayor's office.
Abbado, who was appointed senator for life in Italy last year, had
cancelled several recent performances and appearances due to ill health.
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