Riccardo Muti

(b. 1941)

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(b Naples, 1941).

It. conductor. Cantelli Prize 1967. Opera début Florence 1966 in work by Paisiello. Salzburg Fest., 1971; Amer. début Philadelphia Orch. 1972; Vienna 1973; CG 1977. Chief cond., (New) Philharmonia Orch. 1973–82 (mus. dir. from 1979). Art. dir., Florence Fest. (Maggio Musicale) 1977–81. Prin. guest cond., Philadelphia Orch. from 1977, prin. cond. 1981–92. Mus. dir. La Scala 1986–2005.

Subjects: Music.

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