Claudio Abbado conducts Prometheus: Musical Variations on a Myth — With Martha Argerich and the Berliner Philharmoniker

Works by Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin and Nono

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Ingrid Ade-Jesemann — Soprano

Monika Bair-Ivenz — Soprano

Ulrike Krumbiegel — Speaker

Matthias Schadock — Speaker

Martha Argerich — Pianist

Berliner Singakademie

Solistenchor Freiburg

Berliner Philharmoniker

Claudio Abbado — Conductor

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For millennia, the mythological figure of Prometheus—who stole fire from the gods to give it to man—has fascinated artists of all stripes. In 1993, Claudio Abbado’s led the Berlin Philharmonic in Prometeo, a highly unusual and fascinating concert program exploring some of the brilliant musical interpretations of the ancient myth. 

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