Claudio Abbado in 1995
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Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at age of 80

Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has died at the age of 80, after a long illness.

He made his debut at Milan's La Scala in 1960, before later taking charge of the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Will Gompertz reports.

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