R.I.P. Maestro

I cannot tell exactly when it happened, but since some moment maestro Claudio Abbado transformed from a just a conductor (supremely good, indeed) to The Conductor as such, became a symbol for me.

You know, its like when you hear the word “conductor”, something shows up in your imagination – I’ve got Abbado at the conductor stand, face to the orchestra.

He died yesterday, January 20th, 2014.