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Riccardo Muti

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Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K. 618 Riccardo Muti, Stockholm Chamber Choir, Stockholm Radio Chorus 03:26
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo (Live) Riccardo Muti 04:31
Symphonie No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique": I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo Orchestre National de France, Riccardo Muti 19:06
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo Riccardo Muti 03:41
Verdi: La traviata, Act 1: Brindisi. "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (Alfredo, Violetta, Flora, d'Orbigny, Douphol, Grenvil, Coro) Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, Alfredo Kraus, Ambrosian Opera Chorus 02:49
Orff: Carmina Burana: O Fortuna Riccardo Muti, Philharmonia Chorus 02:44
Concerto pour clarinette et orchestre in A Major, K. 622: I. Allegro Patrick Messina, Orchestre National de France, Riccardo Muti 11:50
Ohne Sorgen, Polka schnell, Op. 271 Riccardo Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker 01:53
Vivaldi: Magnificat in G Minor, RV 611: I. Magnificat (Ed. Malipiero) Riccardo Muti, New Philharmonia Chorus 01:26
Verdi: Nabucco, Act 3: "Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate" (Coro) Riccardo Muti, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 04:58

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Neopolitan conductor Riccardo Muti – born July 28, 1941 in Naples, Italy - is one of the most successful and highly sought after conductors in modern times. He graduated from the Liceo Classico in Naples before studying piano under Vicenzo Vitale at the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella. From the early 1970s, Muti was a regular feature on the program of the Salzburg festival where he became known for his work with Mozart's operas. He went on to become the musical director at Milan's famous La Scala, a post he held for almost 20 years. His tenure at La Scala ended in 2003 after Muti had a much publicized disagreement with the general manager, Carlo Fontana. In the build-up to Muti's resignation, the problem had become so serious that performances were being cancelled with the staff and musicians agreed overwhelmingly in a vote of no confidence against Muti. The adverse publicity apparently did no harm to Muti's career - took up the post as principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, reputedly on a salary of over $1million per year. Muti has had a prolific recording output and is renowned for his Verdi operas, receiving numerous honors and awards during his career including the famous Birgit Nilsson Prize which he was awarded in 2011. He has regularly led the Vienna New Year's Concert and has twice taken the podium as principal conductor at the Whitsun Festival in Salzburg. Muti again conducted the Wiener Philharmoniker during the annual New Year’s Concert 2021, which was broadcast to over 90 countries and set for release shortly afterwards.