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Topic - Christoph Eschenbach
The Kennedy Center is extending the contract of Christoph Eschenbach as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra and to lead music programs for the performing arts center.
A group of classical musicians bade farewell last Wednesday to conductor Claudio Abbado, who died Jan 20, by playing near his casket as it stood on view in the Basilica of St. Stephen in Bologna, Italy.
Christoph Eschenbach, permanent conductor of the National Symphony, wrote in an email: "I was a great admirer and enjoyed his friendship.
Eschenbach promised a program heavy on German composers _ Beethoven, Handel, Mendelssohn, but no Wagner (Merkel's favorite) because of the smaller number of musicians.