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Muti aims to evoke ‘smiles and tears’ in Vienna New Year’s concert

As Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti prepares to conduct the 2018 annual Vienna New Year’s Concert that will…

Out Jan. 5: Sony releases 2018 New Year’s Concert with Muti & Vienna Phil

Revisit one of classical music’s most festive annual events when Sony Classical releases a live recording of the 2018 New…

Riccardo Muti to be interviewed on WDCB’s ‘The Arts Section’

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will be interviewed by arts journalist Dennis Polkow on WDCB-FM’s weekly…

It’s in the stars: An asteroid is named for Riccardo Muti

A main-belt asteroid has been named for Riccardo Muti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 10th music director. Discovered on Nov. 1,…

A bounty of new releases featuring Riccardo Muti now available

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has recorded for many of the major classical-music labels: EMI, Decca,…

WFMT to broadcast Salzburg Festival’s ‘Aida’ with Riccardo Muti

The Salzburg Festival’s new production of Verdi’s Aida, conducted by Riccardo Muti and starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, will…

Muti leads all-star cast in ‘Aida’ at Salzburg

On Aug. 6, Riccardo Muti conducted his first staged opera at the esteemed Salzburg Festival since 2011 and the first…

After Tehran concert, Muti observes ‘music … can do more than diplomats’

Tehran might seem to be an unlikely place for a concert led by Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago…

In historic concerts, Muti uses music to bridge two civilizations

Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, made history over the weekend with his Paths of Friendship concerts…

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…

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…