Riccardo Muti: Reflections in Music and Conversation (Part 1)

January 9, 2022, 7:00 pm

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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago skyline
Riccardo Muti (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Maestro Muti joins WFMT general manager George Preston to discuss his relationship with the CSO; how orchestras and conductors have changed over the decades; presenting opera in concert form; and the importance of returning to live performance after the pandemic.

Part 2 of this conversation airs at 7:00 pm on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

READ MORE: Stories about Riccardo Muti

Special thanks to riccardomutimusic.com.


Music selections include

Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Hector Berlioz: Excerpts from Lélio and Symphonie Fantastique

Giacomo Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut

Giuseppe Verdi: Excerpt from Act 1 of Otello