Classical 101 Archives For: October 23, 2014

Conductor Claudio Abbado has Died at Age 80

2:39PM
January
21, 2014

One of the greatest conductors of our time has passed away at the age of 80. Claudio Abbado endured a long illness and outlived the expectations of many, working for as long as he could. He died Monday at his home in Bologna, Italy.

Why do violinists put handkerchiefs under their chins?

6:00AM
January
21, 2014

17 of the best classical music jokes…