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Muti on why Verdi’s music transcends time

As part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s observances of Verdi’s bicentennial, Riccardo Muti spoke with CSO program annotator Phillip Huscher about why Verdi’s music will be with us forever.


CSO’s first complete opera disc in decades

The CSO Resound recording of Verdi’s Otello, conducted by Riccardo Muti, is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first complete opera recording in nearly two decades and only the seventh opera in the orchestra’s vast recorded catalog.


Verdi: ‘Otello’

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, CSO Resound has released its second recording with Riccardo Muti, a concert version of Verdi’s second-to-last opera, Otello.


Muti on ‘Macbeth’ and ‘music between worlds’

Riccardo Muti has much to say about Giuseppe Verdi, to whom he has given over a lifetime of study. His examination of the great composer and dramatist comes out of his experience in preparing and performing these scores again and again.


Verdi: Messa da Requiem

Winner of two 2010 Grammy Awards (Best Classical Recording and Best Choral Performance), the album was recorded live at Symphony…


Muti on Verdi’s Classical-era influences

In this podcast, Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti talks about the influences of Classical-era composers such as Mozart,…

Simulcast of Verdi’s Requiem, Oct. 10, 2013

Verdi and a call to social action

Maestro Muti’s latest book, ‘Verdi, l’Italiano’

Muti conducts Verdi’s Requiem Mass

Riccardo Muti on the essence of Verdi