Riccardo Muti: Reflections in Music and Conversation (Part 2)

January 16, 2022, 7:00 pm

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Riccardo Muti gazes pensively into the distance
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.

READ MORE: Stories about Riccardo Muti

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”