Riccardo Muti - The Complete Warner Symphonic Reco

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Catalog: WCL500834.2
Format: CD

Teresa Berganza, Lucia Valentini Terrani, Irina Arkhipova, Svjatoslav Richter, Gordon Hunt, John McCaw, Renata Scotto, Agnes Baltsa, Evgeny Nesterenko, Arleen Auger, Jonathan Summers, Andrei Gavrilov, Catherine Malfitano, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Gidon Kremer, Gösta Winbergh, Alexis Weissenberg, Maurice Andre, Jessye Norman, John Aler, Simon Estes, Patrizia Pace, Waltraud Meier, Cheryl Studer, Luciano Pavarotti, Samuel Ramey, Peter Seiffert, Kyung-Wha Chung, Dmitri Alexeev, Giulio Franzetti, Camilla Tilling, Kurt Streit, Ambrosian Singers, Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Stockholm Radio Choir, Stockholm Chamber Choir, Westminster Choir, La Scala Choir, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, La Scala Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Riccardo Muti

Limited 91 CD box set. Passion, precision and fidelity to the score have always been hallmarks of Riccardo Muti's interpretations. After studies in Naples, where he was born in 1941, and in Milan he rapidly built a major international reputation. His 1967 victory in the Guido Cantelli Conducting Competition soon led to an appointment as Music Director of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In 1971, at Herbert von Karajan's invitation, he made his debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival, and 1973 ushered in his decade as Principal Conductor and Music Director of London's Philharmonia Orchestra (known as the New Philharmonia Orchestra when he assumed the post). Lengthy tenures as Music Director followed with The Philadelphia Orchestra (1980-1992) and the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano (1986-2005). This collection bears witness to all these notable musical relationships, and to Muti's status as an honoured guest with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. His illustrious career has encompassed both concert hall and opera house, but this landmark 91CD set focuses on his recordings of orchestral, choral and vocal works. Spanning the years from 1973 to 2007 and encompassing a rich and varied repertoire, it also features an audio documentary, made in 2020, celebrating his outstandingly productive period with the Philharmonia.

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