The Music Plays On — Muti Conducts Verdi Requiem

Riccardo Muti

One of my most fond memories of my time in New York City was watching Riccardo Muti rehearse Verdi’s Requiem with the New York Philharmonic. Singing all of the choral and soloists’ parts during the first rehearsal, Muti was showing his conception of the piece to the orchestra through his conducting and through his incredibly beautiful voice. Within minutes he had the entire orchestra completely under his…

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