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Riccardo Muti

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Through the 1980s, Riccardo Muti was thought to be the Toscanini of the next fifty percent of the twentieth century. However, not only a Toscanini-style, taskmaster who preached fidelity towards the rating and presided over extreme, hard-driven shows, Muti insisted on gorgeous tone in addition to disciplined ensemble, and capitalized on his younger Italian glamour. Muti in the beginning discovered piano and violin under his dad, your physician. The guy later enrolled on the San Pietro Conservatory in Naples, where he examined structure with Jacopo Napoli and Nino Rota (a few of whose film music Muti would record years afterwards for Sony Traditional), and piano (his main subject matter) with Vincenzo Vitale. Carrying out a stint in school of thought at Naples University or college, Muti used in the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, to review structure with Bruno Bettinelli and performing with Antonino Votti. Muti received the Guido Cantelli Performing Competition in 1967. This resulted in his professional debut using the RAI Orchestra in 1968. In 1970 he was called primary conductor from the Florence Might Event (he was advertised to artistic movie director in 1977), and the next year became primary conductor in the Teatro Communale in Florence. In 1973 he became primary conductor of London’s New Philharmonia, a post he maintained until 1982 (becoming made music movie director in 1979). Longtime Philadelphia music movie director Eugene Ormandy efficiently chosen Muti as his successor in 1980, and Muti shortly quit his content in Florence and London. Muti’s tenure in Philadelphia was proclaimed by cool relationships using the orchestra as well as the press; all celebrations kept a secure distance from one another, as Muti tightened the orchestra’s ensemble while keeping its tonal comfort. He made main changes in development practices, providing concert operas and commissioning functions by such challenging modernists as Berio, Davidovsky, Kirchner, and Went, in addition to more iconoclastic Us citizens such as for example Bolcom and Rouse. His passions in twentieth hundred years material also expanded towards the functions of Britten, Dallapiccola, Hindemith, Ligeti, Prokofiev, and specifically Shostakovich. Muti’s center continued to be with opera, and in 1986 he decided to become music movie director of La Scala (and primary conductor from the La Scala Philharmonic the next yr). Muti remaining Philadelphia in 1992, hardly ever to come back, although his tenure there is relatively free from the general public contention that might be routine within the volatile weather of La Scala. In opera, Muti offers tended to spotlight Italian repertory, using essential editions of ratings and discouraging performers from indulging in traditional interpolations. Since 2010, Muti offers been the music movie director from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, along with the music movie director from the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

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Full Name Riccardo Muti
Profession Music Director
Education Music conservatories of Naples, Milan Conservatory, Liceo Classico Vittorio Emanuele II
Nationality Italian
Spouse Cristina Mazzavillani
Children Chiara Muti, Domenico Muti, Francesco Muti
Parents Gilda Muti, Domenico Muti
Siblings Mario Muti
Awards Birgit Nilsson Prize, Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts, Grammy Award for Best Classical Album, Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance, Wolf Prize in Arts
Albums Rigoletto, Magnificat / Gloria, Mason Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology (Live), Requiem in D minor (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti), New Year's Concert 2004, Violin Concerto / Romance, Rossini: Stabat Mater - Riccardo Muti, Pini di Roma / Fontane di Roma / Feste romane, Puccini: Tosca, Cherubini: Missa solemnis in E, Pictures At An Exhibition / The Firebird (Suite, 1919), The Rite of Spring (The Philadelphia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti), Stabat Mater (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and Chorus feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti, sopranos: Catherine Malfitano, Agnes Baltsa, tenor: Robert Gambill, bass: Gwynne Howell), Symphonies (complete), Requiem in D minor, Requiem in C minor, Carmina Burana, Piano Concerto no. 2 / Paganini Rhapsody, The Four Seasons, Nino Rota, Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Academic Festival Overture, Liszt: A Faust Symphony, Handel: Water Music, Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique & Lélio, ou Le retour à la vie (Live), Boito: Mefistofele, Macbeth (New Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti), Dvorák: Symphony No.9 'From the New World' - Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Symphony no. 9 "The Great" / Symphony no. 8 "Unfinished", Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 / Scriabin: Le Poème de l'extase (The Philadelphia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti), Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 / Haydn, Telemann & Torelli: Trumpet Concertos, Don Giovanni, La Vestale, Mozart: Requiem, Symphony in D minor / Le Chasseur maudit, Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride - The Sony Opera House, Mahler: Symphony No.1, Cherubini: Messa solenne in D minor, Water Music, Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8, Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole; Une barque sur l'ocean, Don Carlo (feat. conductor Riccardo Muti), Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible/Alexander Nevsky etc., Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible; Romeo and Juliet, Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version), I Vespri Siciliani, Scheherazade (The Philadelphia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti), I Puritani (Ambrosian Opera Chorus & Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti), Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro - Highlights, Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade - Respighi: Fountains of Rome, Symphony no. 5 / Festive Overture, Lodoïska (Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla scala feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti)
Movies New Year's Concert 2004, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Tony Palmer's Film About the Salzburg Festival, Mozart: Don Giovanni: Carlos Alvarez, Reopening Gala of the Teatro La Fenice, New Year's Concert 2000: Riccardo Muti, Così Fan Tutte, Puccini: Tosca, Riccardo Muti Conducts Schubert, Verdi & Martucci


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1 Italian conductor.
2 Father of Francesco, Domenico and Chiara Muti.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gintberg på kanten 2012 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Lincoln 2012 music director: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Otello 2008 TV Movie conductor
Don Pasquale 2006/II TV Movie conductor
Mozart 22 2006 TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Great Performances 2004-2005 TV Series conductor - 2 episodes
Europa riconosciuta 2004 TV Movie conductor
Dialogues des Carmelites 2004 TV Movie conductor
Mosè e Faraone, o Il passaggio del Mar Rosso 2003 TV Movie conductor
Falstaff 2003 TV Movie conductor
Iphigénie en Aulide 2002 TV Movie conductor
Falstaff 2001 TV Movie conductor
Otello 2001/I TV Movie conductor
Un ballo in maschera 2001 TV Movie conductor
Tosca 2000 TV Movie conductor
Nina, o sia La pazza per amore 1999 TV Movie conductor
Don Giovanni 1999 TV Movie conductor
Manon Lescaut 1998 TV Movie conductor / music director: Teatro alla Scala
Macbeth: Melodramma in quattro atti di Giuseppe Verdi 1997 TV Movie conductor
Così fan tutte 1996 TV Movie conductor
Cavalleria rusticana 1996 TV Movie musical director
Die Walküre 1996 TV Movie conductor
Die Zauberflöte, Opera tedesca in due atti 1995 TV Movie conductor
Don Pasquale 1994 TV Movie conductor
Don Carlo 1992 TV Movie conductor
La donna del lago 1992 TV Movie conductor
La traviata 1992 TV Movie conductor
Attila 1991 TV Movie conductor
Die Schöpfung, Oratorium 1990 TV Movie documentary conductor
Lo frate 'nnamorato 1990 TV Movie conductor
Così fan tutte 1989 TV Movie conductor
I vespri siciliani 1989 TV Movie conductor
Guglielmo Tell 1988/I TV Movie conductor
Don Giovanni 1987/III TV Movie conductor
Nabucco 1985 TV Movie conductor
Così fan tutte 1983 TV Movie conductor
Ernani 1982 TV Movie conductor
Nabucco 1977 TV Movie conductor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucy 2014/I performer: "Mass No. 19 in D Minor, K.626 'Requiem': Introitus: 'Requiem Aeternam'"
Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal 2012 performer: "Ah, non più....Ah! Gran Dio! Morir si giovine"
Bronson 2008 performer: "La vergine degli angeli", "Chi dona luce al cor?"
Combien tu m'aimes? 2005 performer: "Madre, Pietosa Vergine", "O Muoio Confessionne Force Du Destin Acte 4", "La Force du Destin, "I Vespri Siciliani - Movement III: L'Estate excerpt" , "Il Trovatore - Finale Ultimo: Madre, Non Dormi? excerpt"
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992 performer: "Requiem In C Minor"
Tumultes 1990 performer: "Requiem"
Luna 1979 performer: "Un ballo in maschera"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Riccardo Muti and Anne-Sophie Mutter Perform Tschaikovsky and Brahms 2015 TV Movie Conductor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Our City, Our Shakespeare 2014 TV Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
¡Atención obras! 2013 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Otello 2008 TV Movie Himself - Dirigent
Don Pasquale 2006/II TV Movie Himself - Direttore
Mozart 22 2006 TV Series Himself - Conductor
The Salzburg Festival 2006 Video documentary Himself
Europa riconosciuta 2004 TV Movie Himself - Direttore d'orchestra
Dialogues des Carmelites 2004 TV Movie Himself - Direttore
Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker 2000-2004 TV Series Conductor
Mosè e Faraone, o Il passaggio del Mar Rosso 2003 TV Movie Himself - Direttore
Un ballo in maschera 2001 TV Movie Himself - Direttore
Il trovatore 2000 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Tosca 2000 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Un amico magico: il maestro Nino Rota 1999 Documentary Himself
Don Giovanni 1999 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Manon Lescaut 1998 TV Movie Himself - Concertatore e Direttore d'Orchestra
Macbeth: Melodramma in quattro atti di Giuseppe Verdi 1997 TV Movie Himself - Concertatore e Direttore d'orchestra
Cavalleria rusticana 1996 TV Movie Himself - Direttore
Die Zauberflöte, Opera tedesca in due atti 1995 TV Movie Himself - Direttore
Don Pasquale 1994 TV Movie Himself - Concertatore e direttore d' orchestra
Zwischen Kino und Konzert - Der Komponist Nino Rota 1993 Documentary Himself
Great Performances 1993 TV Series Himself
La donna del lago 1992 TV Movie Himself - Direttore
Philadelphia Orchestra Live! A Tribute to Riccardo Muti 1992 TV Movie Himself
La traviata 1992 TV Movie Himself - Direttore
Attila 1991 TV Movie Himself - Direttore
Arrau & Muti & Beethoven 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself (conductor)
Die Schöpfung, Oratorium 1990 TV Movie documentary Dirigent
Nabucco 1985 TV Movie Himself - Conducted by
Così fan tutte 1983 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Ernani 1982 TV Movie Himself - Concertatore e direttore d'orchestra
Face the Music 1979 TV Series Himself - Guest
Nabucco 1977 TV Movie Himself - Maestro Concertatore e direttore

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie Rose 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest

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