Italian Masterworks – Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Riccardo Muti

December 14, 2018, 9:00 am

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s label, CSO Resound, offers a collection of Italian overtures, choruses, and intermezzos drawn from masterworks by Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, and Boito. Music Director Riccardo Muti has presented these works numerous times over his career, including countless performances during his tenure as music director of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. The performances heard on this album were Maestro Muti’s final concerts of the 2016-17 season. This album presents a virtuosic showcase of nineteenth-century Italian music in all its passion, joy, and heartbreak.