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For Muti, the key to Brahms is understanding the composer’s melancholy

Famous for his interpretations of Brahms, Riccardo Muti has evolved his approach to the composer over the years. In an…

Riccardo Muti remembers Philip Gossett as ‘a blessing for conductors’

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, hails the legacy of musicologist Philip Gossett, who died June 13…

Riccardo Muti honored with a commemorative stamp in Japan

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, receives another honor this week: He’s the subject of a commemorative…

Muti unveils bust of Fritz Reiner, ‘who made the CSO a legend’

Music Director Riccardo Muti presided over the unveiling June 14 of a new bronze bust of Fritz Reiner, which now holds pride…

A video salute to Maestro Muti on his 75th birthday

Tanti auguri di buon compleanno! Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, celebrates his 75th birthday on July…

Japan bestows Order of the Rising Sun upon Riccardo Muti

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has received Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star,…

Muti leads by example as he nurtures careers of young musicians

After outstanding performances in June of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony and Te Deum in Chicago, Riccardo Muti returned home to Ravenna,…

Riccardo Muti caps his campaign to honor the legacy of Fritz Reiner

Anniversaries are by nature times to reflect on the past. For Riccardo Muti, the 10th music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the…

Riccardo Muti: ‘I owe everything to Nino Rota’

Riccardo Muti opened the inaugural evening of the first Rome Film Festival in 2006 with a tribute to the composer Nino…

Riccardo Muti performs at the first G7 Culture Summit

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, was invited to conduct two concerts as part of the first-ever…

At La Scala, a triumphant Muti affirms his ‘first obligation is to Chicago’

MILAN — Riccardo Muti was serious. Standing on the podium at the Teatro alla Scala, where he had not performed…