Riccardo Muti (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)
Maestro Muti joins WFMT general manager George Preston to discuss his beginnings in music and his early relationship with Nino Rota; the music of Sergei Prokofiev (specifically Romeo and Juliet); identifiable national sounds of orchestras; and the need to continue presenting new music.
Part 1 of this conversation aired at 7:00 pm on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
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Special thanks to riccardomutimusic.com.
Music selections include
Nino Rota: Excerpts from La Dolce Vita, La Strada, and The Godfather
Sergei Prokofiev: Excerpts from the ballet Romeo and Juliet
Anton Bruckner: Excerpt from Symphony No. 9
Dmitri Shostakovich: Excerpt from Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar”