Personalities | Riccardo Chailly | Contemporary | Classical
He was assistant conductor to Abbado at La Scala, Milan, then principal conductor of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra 1983–89, music director at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna 1986–93 and chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 1988–2004. In 2005 he took over both the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the opera in Leipzig, resigning the latter in 2008. As well as Italian operatic repertory, Chailly’s discography includes the symphonies of Bruckner and Mahler, as well as Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Berio.
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