Muti returns with two women composers

Muti returns with two women composers


norman lebrecht

June 16, 2021

Chicago has announced the first part of its new season.

Music Director Riccardo Muti will return this September for three weeks of concerts.

They feature works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Florence Price and Missy Mazzoli.

Who’d have thought?




  • RobK says:

    Ah, the unmistakeable sound of shoe-horning and band-wagon-jumping.

  • Richard Master says:

    “So it is better that you can find yourself easily as you are, as you have been always – not to find yourself like a prostitute who has adapted a personality to the public of different cities.”

    Riccardo Muti quoted by the New York Times. That is, the same chap shown in the picture, wearing a baseball jersey to “adapt” and please the Chicago baseball crowd.

    A dreadful pitcher, by the way.

  • Chicagorat says:

    Muti can be blamed of many things, but never of not adoring women.

    And the CSO is the place where he has been making that adoration crystal clear. 🙂

  • Ari Bocian says:

    Is there any update as to whether or not his current contract, which is set to expire in 2022, has been extended? I imagine he would want at least one extra season to have a proper farewell, like he got in Philadelphia.

  • MD says:

    Yup, I am sure Muti’s highest aspiration in life is pleasing the baseball crowd. And by showing how dreadful of a pitcher he is, nonetheless. It’s funny how unwittingly people project their ambitions onto others, aspirationally and professionally