Muti is in mourning for his brother

Muti is in mourning for his brother


norman lebrecht

September 03, 2014

We regret to share news of the death of the Maestro’s elder brother, Mario. The letter below contains an address for those who wish to offer him condolences. Riccardo Muti comes from a tight-knit southern family. His father was a medical doctor and Mario followed the same vocation.


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Dear CSO Musicians, Board Members and Members of the Staff:


We learned today of the death of Maestro Muti’s oldest brother. Mario Muti died on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from brain cancer. He was an eminent doctor who specialized in neuropathology and psychiatry. As many of you know, Maestro Muti is one of five brothers, and they are all very close.  


If you wish to send a note you can do so c/o of Maestro Muti here at Orchestra Hall, 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60604. Also, if you want to send an email or fax, you can send to Emily Master ( or fax to 630-447-0042) and she will forward your message to Maestro Muti. He will arrive here at the end of next week before the start of the season, so we will keep messages of condolence for him to receive when he arrives in Chicago.


I know he will be in our thoughts as he and his family go through this difficult time.


Jay (Henderson)