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"With Beethoven, you never stop learning."..
...states Claudio Abbado who has constantly reworked the symphonies of the master from Bonn (1770-1827). Even though he was he director of the Scala in Milan for fifteen years, which earned him a reputation as an outstanding opera conductor, he has also been familiar with the German and Viennese repertoires since he studied with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna. In the Austrian capital, he underwent another essential experience by singing in choirs, which gave him access to the rehearsals of the great conductors of the time, Bruno Walter, George Szell, Herbert von Karajan.