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Riccardo Muti conducts Italian Masterworks


Release Date: 01/04/2019 
Label:  Cso Resound   Catalog #: 1801  
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniPietro MascagniArrigo Boito
Performer:  Riccardo Zanellato
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony ChorusChicago Children's Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new album features overtures, choruses and intermezzos drawn from masterworks by Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, and Boito, played with mastery by Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Having presented these works numerous times during his tenure as music director of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Maestro Muti performed them with the CSO in the 2016/17 season. Recorded live during concerts in June 2017, this album presents a virtuosic showcase of 19th-century Italian music in all its passion, joy and heartbreak. Produced by David Frost, winner of sixteen Grammy awards, most recently in January 2018 for Classical Producer of the Year, this release spotlights the magnificent connection between the Chicago Read more Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Muti. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nabucco: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
2.
Nabucco: Gli arredi festivi by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
3.
Macbeth: Patria oppressa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
4.
I vespri siciliani: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
5.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
6.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
7.
Mefistofele: Excerpt(s) by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Riccardo Zanellato (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus,  Chicago Children's Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 

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