It’s 50 years since Riccardo Muti first raised a baton

November 30, 2016 by norman lebrecht


His debut was at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, on November 27, 1966.

They feted him at Bergamo yesterday, ahead of a concert he gave with the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra. The Italian president Sergio Mattarella made a point of attending.


Comments (3)

  1. Olassus says:

    Great that Mattarella, like Napolitano and Merkel and Putin, is a head of state who hears good music in person.

  2. DESR says:

    The world’s greatest Verdi conductor, bar none!

  3. Gustav says:

    Have you heard his In The South on youtube? Those Philly strings sliding in the opening melody, lovely.

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