Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven – With Mikhail Pletnev, Karita Mattila, Violeta Urmana, Thomas Moser,...
Europa Konzert 2000, Berlin

The prestigious Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Claudio Abbado for a concert dedicated to Beethoven.

Claudio Abbado conducts two emblematic works composed by Beethoven in the breathtaking Berliner Philharmonie concert hall. The Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19 with the Russian pianist Mikhail Pletnev whose dazzling technique adding to a delicate sensitivity merges instinct and intellectual rigour, and the Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 with the exceptional soloists Karita Mattila, Violeta Urmana, Thomas Moser and Eike Wilm Schulte.

Mikhail Pletnev piano


Karita Mattila soprano
Violeta Urmana soprano
Thomas Moser tenor
Eike Wilm Schulte baritone


Berliner Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado musical direction
Swedish Radio Choir
Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Tonu Kaljuste chorus director

Movie director : Bob Coles
Playlist : Literature and music

Duration : 01 h 37 min
Location : Berliner Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany)
Production date : 2000
Production : © EuroArts / VIDEAL/brilliant media