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Riccardo Muti conducts Italian Masters


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985465182  
Composer:  Nino RotaGiuseppe VerdiGiuseppe MartucciAlfredo Casella,   ... 
Performer:  Giuseppe BodanzaStefano PaglianiMirella FreniCarlo Bruno
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 7 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During Riccardo Muti s 19-year tenure as La Scala s music director, his relationship with the Filarmonica della Scala extended beyond the opera pit. The seven-CD set Riccardo Muti conducts Italian Masters celebrates their shared Italian heritage with a mixture of much-loved Verdi overtures, modern classics from Nino Rota ( uniformly stunning AllMusic Guide) and enticing works from the turn of the century by the likes of Casella, Martucci and Busoni (on an album successful in every respect , according to Gramophone). Busoni s Turandot Suite (like the orchestral works also released here by operatic composers Ponchielli, Catalani and Puccini) is perfectly suited to an orchestra and conductor at home in both dramatic and symphonic repertoires. Read more How is it possible for so attractive, witty and artful a work to lay neglected for so long? enthused Gramophone. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Godfather: Sicilian Pastorale by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Italy 
2.
8 1/2: La Passerella by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
3.
Il gattopardo: Finale by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
4.
La Dolce Vita: La tromba di Polydor by Nino Rota
Performer:  Giuseppe Bodanza (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; Italy 
5.
Prova d'orchestra: Risatine Maliziose (Malinconiche) by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Italy 
6.
Prova d'orchestra: I Gemelli allo Specchio by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Italy 
7.
Prova d'orchestra: Valzerino no 72 by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Italy 
8.
Prova d'orchestra: Attesa by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Italy 
9.
Prova d'orchestra: Galop by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Italy 
10.
Prova d'orchestra: Risatine Maliziose (Finale) by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Italy 
11.
Il gattopardo: Main Title by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
12.
Il gattopardo: no 6, Viaggio a Donnafugata by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
13.
Il gattopardo: no 19, Angelica e Tancredi by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
14.
Il gattopardo: no 11, Angelica e Tancredi by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
15.
Il gattopardo: no 7, I Sogni de Principe by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
16.
Il gattopardo: no 3, Partenza di Tancredi by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
17.
Il gattopardo: no 21, Amore e ambizione by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
18.
Il gattopardo: no 22, Quasi in porto by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
19.
Rocco e i suoi fratelli: Main Title by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Italy 
20.
The Godfather II: The Immigrant by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Italy 
21.
The Godfather: The Pickup by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Italy 
22.
The Godfather II: Kay's Theme by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Italy 
23.
The Godfather: Theme by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Italy 
24.
The Godfather II: A New Carpet by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Italy 
25.
The Godfather: The Godfather Waltz by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Modern 
Written: 1972 
26.
The Godfather II: End Title by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Italy 
27.
Rocco e i suoi fratelli: Canzone Barese by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Italy 
28.
Rocco e i suoi fratelli: Milano e Nadia by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Italy 
29.
Rocco e i suoi fratelli: Terra Lontana by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Italy 
30.
Rocco e i suoi fratelli: Finale by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Italy 
31.
I due Foscari: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
32.
La forza del destino: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
33.
Un ballo in maschera: Act 2 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
34.
Rigoletto: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
35.
Oberto: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
36.
Macbeth: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
37.
Un giorno di regno: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
38.
I lombardi: Act 3, Scene 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Stefano Pagliani (Violin)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
39.
Il corsaro: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
40.
Alzira: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
41.
Ernani: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
42.
Stiffelio: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Bodanza (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs. 
43.
La canzone dei ricordi by Giuseppe Martucci
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1886-1887; Italy 
44.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 66 by Giuseppe Martucci
Performer:  Carlo Bruno (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Italy 
45.
La Strada: Ballet Suite by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966/1978; Italy 
46.
Concerto for Strings by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964-1965; Italy 
47.
Il gattopardo: Dance(s) by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
48.
Paganiniana, Op. 65 by Alfredo Casella
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 18 Minutes 4 Secs. 
49.
Nocturnes (2), Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major by Giuseppe Martucci
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
50.
Noveletta, Op. 82 no 2 by Giuseppe Martucci
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
51.
Prelude, Toccata and Gigue for Piano, Op. 61: Gigue by Giuseppe Martucci
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
52.
Turandot Suite, Op. 41/K 248 by Ferruccio Busoni
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904 
Date of Recording: 10&12/92 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
53.
Elegy by Amilcare Ponchielli
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 12 Minutes 7 Secs. 
54.
Scherzo by Alfredo Catalani
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
55.
Contemplazione by Alfredo Catalani
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
56.
Preludio Sinfonico by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 44 Secs. 
57.
Le Villi: Intermezzo no 2 "La Tragenda" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
58.
Capriccio Sinfonico by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 13 Minutes 8 Secs. 
59.
La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
60.
Attila: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
61.
Nabucco: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
62.
La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
63.
Giovanna d'Arco: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
64.
La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
65.
La battaglia di Legnano: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
66.
I masnadieri: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
67.
Un ballo in maschera: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
68.
Luisa Miller: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
69.
Aida: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
70.
I vespri siciliani: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Magnificent music August 13, 2018 By G. Prohl (KENT, WA) See All My Reviews "brilliant playing, incisive conducting all adds up to one of the best music investments I've ever made, and for seven discs at this ridiculously low price, a super bargain to boot. Muti is on fire throughout and obviously feels this music deeply in his blood. The La Scala Orchestra play like Gods. And then there's the music itself. Why on earth is the vast majority of this collection virtually unknown? So much beautiful, melodic, superbly crafted music on each of the seven discs and not a dud in the bunch. I've been playing them nonstop since getting them over a month ago and they only improve with each listening. If you have any interest in discovering some splendid, hidden gems of the orchestral repertoire, do yourself a big favor and buy this collection ASAP, you won't regret it." Report Abuse
 Riccardo Muti Conducts June 5, 2018 By Wendel H Yale (Reston, VA) See All My Reviews "This album is all about the insightful, musical conducting of Riccardo Muti. All of these works are beautifully paced, sensitively phrased, and artfully phrased by Muti. The program includes excellent performances of Verdi and Puccini as well as less-well-known composers Casella, Catalani and Martucci. Nino Rota's film and concert works show that he was indeed a master of his art. There are no background notes, but all of this information is available on the internet." Report Abuse
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