Riccardo Muti: The Complete Warner Symphonic Recordings
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.
Catalog Number: MOB008345
Label: Warner Classics
Composer: ["Alexander Scriabin, Anton Bruckner, Antonín Dvořák, Antonio Vivaldi, Carl Orff, César Franck, Claude Debussy, Dmitri Shostakovich, Eduard Strauss, Emmanuel Chabrier, Ernest Chausson, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Franz von Suppé, Georg Philipp Telemann, George Frideric Handel, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Torelli, Giuseppe Verdi, Gustav Mahler, Hector Berlioz, Igor Stravinsky, J. "Pepi" Hellmesberger, Jean Sibelius, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Strauss Jr., Johann Strauss Sr., Johannes Brahms, Josef Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Cherubini, Manuel de Falla, Maurice Ravel, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Ottorino Respighi, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Robert Schumann, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart"]
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers, Bavarian Radio Choir, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, I Solisti dell’Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Choir, New Philharmonia Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor, Swedish Radio Choir, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Westminster Choir, Westminster Choir College Male Chorus
Performer: Agnes Baltsa, Alexis Weissenberg, Andrei Gavrilov, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arleen Augér, Catherine Malfitano, Cheryl Studer, Delores Ziegler, Dolora Zajick, Frank Lopardo, Gidon Kremer, Gösta Winbergh, Gwynne Howell, James Morris, Kyung-Wha Chung, Lucia Valentini-Terrani, Luciano Pavarotti, Maurice André, Patrizia Pace, Peter Seiffert, Robert Gambill, Samuel Ramey, Sviatoslav Richter, Teresa Berganza, Waltraud Meier