Riccardo Muti, An Autobiography: First the Music, Then the Words
Author: Riccardo Muti
Format: Hardcover, 244 pages
Publisher: RMMusic (2019)
“A vivid portrait of life at the top of a podium heap . . . [a] fascinating memoir — a must-read for all who would gain insights into what makes a dedicated and complicated man of music tick.” — Chicago Tribune
From a small town in southern Italy to the pinnacle of the classical music world, Riccardo Muti has enthralled audiences across the globe as conductor of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and opera houses. Now, after more than 50 year on the podium, he reflects on an extraordinary career, working with the greatest artists of his generation. In First the Music, Then the Words, Muti shares personal anecdotes and revelations of a remarkable life in music.
This 2019 edition includes an extended photo insert with images from Maestro Muti’s family archive.