Very good news from Chicago

March 31, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht

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Riccardo Muti’s back – well ahead of schedule and on top of his game.

He tells Andrew Patner in the Sun-Times that seven weeks was quite long enough to get over heart surgery and a broken jaw. He has been left with a pronounced sibilance in his speech, but has been assured that it will fade in due course. If I were a player in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, I wouldn’t ask the maestro in rehearsal where that hissing noise is coming from.
The full interview will appear at the weekend.
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photo: Tom Cruze~Sun-Times, all rights reserved

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