Dec 18, 2009

A love story

Riccardo Muti explaining how he fell in love with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Also: Muti's acceptance speech for 2010 Musician of the year Award (a showcase of Muti's sense of humor) - how to conduct Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

As suggested by a reader...


Anonymous said...

Thank you AND your reader.

Anonymous said...

Dear Extatic,
besides Mo Muti, Josh Bell was awarded too.
I've just heard him play the song "O, Mio Babbino Caro" from his CD in you tube and I believe that it is very sweet and powerful.
Could you present it in your site?

Extatic said...

I could... if I liked solo violinists... but if I'm quite fond of the strings inside the orchestra, I must admit a lone violin is not something I like listening too.

(I do have the utmost respect for Joshua Bell).

Mary McGagh said...

I agree! I prefer a violin or a piano solo with a full orchestra complementing the performance.