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Riccardo Muti: The Complete Warner Symphonic Recordings

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029500834

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 91

Release Date: 18th June 2021

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major, BWV1047

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Andante favori in F, WoO57
Consecration of the House (Die Weihe des Hauses) Overture, op.124
Fidelio, op.72
» Overture
Leonore Overture no.3 in C major, op.72b
Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, op.37
Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Berlioz, Hector

Romeo et Juliette, op.17
Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Brahms, Johannes

Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.4 in in E flat major 'Romantic'
Symphony no.6 in A major

Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel

Espana

Chausson, Ernest

Poeme de l'amour et de la mer, op.19

Cherubini, Luigi

Antifona sul canto fermo 8. tona
Marche religieuse pour le jour du sacre de Charles X
Mass for the Coronation of Charles X
Mass for the Coronation of Louis XVIII
Mass no.2 in D minor, 'Messe solennelle'
Missa solemnis in E major
Nemo gaudeat
Requiem in C minor
Requiem no.2 in D minor for male chorus and orchestra

Debussy, Claude

La Mer

Dvorak, Antonin

Romance in F minor, op.11
Symphony no.9 in E minor, op.95 B178 'From the New World'
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53

Falla, Manuel de

El sombrero de tres picos (The three-cornered hat): Suite no.1
El sombrero de tres picos (The three-cornered hat): Suite no.2

Franck, Cesar

Le Chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman), M44
Symphony in D minor, op.48

Handel, George Frideric

Water Music Suite no.1 in F major, HWV348
Water Music Suite no.2 in D major, HWV349
Water Music Suite no.3 in G major, HWV350

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob.VIIe:1

Hellmesberger, Joseph

Leichtfussig, Polka schnell

Liszt, Franz

A Faust Symphony, S108
Les Preludes: symphonic poem, S97

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.1 in D major 'Titan'

Mendelssohn, Felix

Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), op.27
Symphony no.3 in A minor, op.56 'Scottish'
Symphony no.4 in A major, op.90 'Italian'
Symphony no.5 in D major, op.107 'Reformation'

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ave verum corpus, K618
Divertimento in D major, K136 'Salzburg Symphony no.1'
Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K482
Requiem in D minor, K626
Symphony no.24 in B flat major, K182
Symphony no.25 in G minor, K183
Symphony no.29 in A major, K201
Symphony no.41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'
Violin Concerto no.2 in D major, K211
Violin Concerto no.4 in D major, K218

Mussorgsky, Modest

Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

Orff, Carl

Carmina Burana

Prokofiev, Sergei

Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), op.116
Romeo and Juliet: Suite no.1, op.64a
Romeo and Juliet: Suite no.2, op.64b
Sinfonietta, op.48

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor, op.30
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite no.2
Miroirs
» Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)
» Une barque sur l'ocean (orchestral version)
Rapsodie espagnole

Respighi, Ottorino

Feste Romane (Roman Festivals), P157
Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P106
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P141

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Scheherazade, op.35

Rossini, Gioacchino

Guillaume Tell
» Overture
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture
Il viaggio a Reims (The journey to Reims)
» Overture
La scala di seta (The silken ladder)
» Overture
Le siege de Corinthe
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture
Stabat Mater

Schubert, Franz

Die Zauberharfe, D644
» Overture
Rosamunde, D797
» Ballet Music no.1
» Ballet Music no.2 in G major
Symphony no.1 in D major, D82
Symphony no.2 in B flat major, D125
Symphony no.3 in D major, D200
Symphony no.4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, D485
Symphony no.6 in C major, D589
Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 'Great'

Schumann, Robert

Die Braut von Messina, op.100
Hermann and Dorothea, op.136
Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO23

Scriabin, Alexander

Le Poeme de l'Extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), op.54
Prometheus, op.60 'The Poem of Fire'
Symphony no.1 in E major, op.26
Symphony no.2 in C minor, op.29
Symphony no.3 in C minor, op.43 'The Divine Poem'

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Festive Overture, op.96
Symphony no.5 in D minor, op.47

Sibelius, Jean

Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Strauss II, Johann

Albion-Polka, op.102
An der schonen blauen Donau (On the beautiful blue Danube), op.314
Bluette, Polka francaise, op.271
Eljen a Magyar, op.332
Fata Morgana, op.330
Freut euch des Lebens Waltz, op.340
Hellenen-Polka, op.203
Hofballtanze, Walzer, op.298
Lagunenwalzer, op.411
Liebeslieder-Waltz, op.114
Motoren-Walzer, op.265
Neue Pizzicato-Polka, op.449
Patronesen, Polka francaise, op.286
Persischer Marsch (Persian March), op.289
Prozess-Polka, op.295
Ritter Pasman (Knight Pasman), op.441
» Csardas
Russischer Marsch (Russian March), op.426
S'gibt nur a Kaiserstadt, s'gibt nur a Wien - polka, op.291
Vom Donaustrande, op.356
Wein, Weib und Gesang!, op.333

Strauss, Eduard

Gruss an Prag, Polka francaise, op.144
Mit Extrapost, Polka schnell, op.259

Strauss, Johann

Radetzky March, op.228

Strauss, Josef

Carriere, Polka schnell, op.200
Die Bajadere, Polka schnell, op.351
Die Libelle: Polka mazur, op.204
Dynamiden Waltz, op.173
Eingesendet: polka schnell, op.240
Frauenherz, op.166
Kunstlergruss, op.274
Marien-Klange Waltz, op.214
Vorwarts, op.230

Stravinsky, Igor

Petrushka (1947 version)
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu): Suite no.2 (1919)
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

Suppe, Franz von

Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien (Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna)
» Overture
Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry)
» Overture

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

1812 Overture, op.49
Francesca da Rimini, op.32
Hamlet: Fantasy Overture, op.67
Manfred Symphony, op.58
Piano Concerto no.1 in B flat minor, op.23
Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture in F major, op.64
Serenade for strings in C major, op.48
Swan Lake: Suite, op.20a
Symphonies 1-6 (complete)
The Sleeping Beauty: Suite, op.66a

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV51:D7

Torelli, Giuseppe

Trumpet Concerto in D major, G28

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Dance no.4 'Danza dei piccoli schiavi mori' (Act 2, Scene 1)
» Dance no.5 'Ballabile' (Act 2, Scene 2)
» Triumphal March (Act 2)
Giovanna d'Arco
» Overture
I vespri siciliani
» Overture
» The Four Seasons (Ballet music)
La Battaglia di Legnano
» Overture
La forza del destino
» Overture
Luisa Miller
» Overture
Macbeth
» Ballet (Act 3)
» Ondine e silfidi dall'ali candide (Streghe)
Nabucco
» Sinfonia
Pezzi sacri (4)
Requiem (Messa da Requiem)

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concerto in F major per flauto diritto, oboe, fagotto, violino ed orchestra, RV570 'La tempesta di mare'
Flute Concertos (6), op.10
» no.2 in G minor, RV439 'La Notte'
Gloria in D major, RV589
Magnificat in G minor, RV611
The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni)

Artists

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)
John Aler (tenor)
Irina Arkhipova (mezzo-soprano)
Arleen Auger (soprano)
Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano)
Teresa Berganza (mezzo-soprano)
Simon Estes (bass)
Sara Fulgoni (alto)
Robert Gambill (tenor)
Gwynne Howell (bass)
John van Kesteren (tenor)
Herbert Lippert (tenor)
Franck Lopardo (tenor)
Veriano Lucchetti (tenor)
Catherine Malfitano (soprano)
Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano)
Anatoly Mokrenko (baritone)
Boris Morgunov (narrator)
James Morris (bass)
Michael Myers (tenor)
Evgeny Nesterenko (bass)
Jessye Norman (mezzo-soprano)
Patrizia Pace (soprano)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Ramey (bass)
Renata Scotto (soprano)
Peter Seiffert (tenor)
Ruth Siezak (soprano)
Kurt Streit (tenor)
Cheryl Studer (soprano)
Jonathan Summers (baritone)
Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Stefania Toczyska (mezzo-soprano)
Tomas Tomasson (bass)
Lucia Valentini Terrani (contralto)
Gosta Winbergh (tenor)
Dolora Zajic (mezzo-soprano)
Dolores Ziegler (mezzo-soprano)
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Maurice Andre (trumpet)
Bruno Cavallo (flute)
Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)
Giulio Franzetti (violin)
Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
The Ambrosian Chorus
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Ambrosian Singers
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
London Philharmonic Chorus
New Philharmonia Chorus
Philharmonia Chorus
Rundfunk Chor Stockholm
Schwedischer Rundfunkchor
Singing City Choir of Philadelphia
Southend Boys’ Choir
Stockholmer Kammerchor
The Westminster Choir
Westminster Choir College Male Chorus
Berliner Philharmoniker
London Philharmonic Orchestra
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
I Solisti dell’Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Wiener Philharmoniker

Conductor

Riccardo Muti

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major, BWV1047

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Andante favori in F, WoO57
Consecration of the House (Die Weihe des Hauses) Overture, op.124
Fidelio, op.72
» Overture
Leonore Overture no.3 in C major, op.72b
Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, op.37
Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Berlioz, Hector

Romeo et Juliette, op.17
Symphonie fantastique, op.14 H48

Brahms, Johannes

Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.4 in in E flat major 'Romantic'
Symphony no.6 in A major

Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel

Espana

Chausson, Ernest

Poeme de l'amour et de la mer, op.19

Cherubini, Luigi

Antifona sul canto fermo 8. tona
Marche religieuse pour le jour du sacre de Charles X
Mass for the Coronation of Charles X
Mass for the Coronation of Louis XVIII
Mass no.2 in D minor, 'Messe solennelle'
Missa solemnis in E major
Nemo gaudeat
Requiem in C minor
Requiem no.2 in D minor for male chorus and orchestra

Debussy, Claude

La Mer

Dvorak, Antonin

Romance in F minor, op.11
Symphony no.9 in E minor, op.95 B178 'From the New World'
Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53

Falla, Manuel de

El sombrero de tres picos (The three-cornered hat): Suite no.1
El sombrero de tres picos (The three-cornered hat): Suite no.2

Franck, Cesar

Le Chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman), M44
Symphony in D minor, op.48

Handel, George Frideric

Water Music Suite no.1 in F major, HWV348
Water Music Suite no.2 in D major, HWV349
Water Music Suite no.3 in G major, HWV350

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob.VIIe:1

Hellmesberger, Joseph

Leichtfussig, Polka schnell

Liszt, Franz

A Faust Symphony, S108
Les Preludes: symphonic poem, S97

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.1 in D major 'Titan'

Mendelssohn, Felix

Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), op.27
Symphony no.3 in A minor, op.56 'Scottish'
Symphony no.4 in A major, op.90 'Italian'
Symphony no.5 in D major, op.107 'Reformation'

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ave verum corpus, K618
Divertimento in D major, K136 'Salzburg Symphony no.1'
Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K482
Requiem in D minor, K626
Symphony no.24 in B flat major, K182
Symphony no.25 in G minor, K183
Symphony no.29 in A major, K201
Symphony no.41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'
Violin Concerto no.2 in D major, K211
Violin Concerto no.4 in D major, K218

Mussorgsky, Modest

Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

Orff, Carl

Carmina Burana

Prokofiev, Sergei

Ivan Grozniy (Ivan the Terrible), op.116
Romeo and Juliet: Suite no.1, op.64a
Romeo and Juliet: Suite no.2, op.64b
Sinfonietta, op.48

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor, op.30
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43

Ravel, Maurice

Bolero
Daphnis et Chloe: Suite no.2
Miroirs
» Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)
» Une barque sur l'ocean (orchestral version)
Rapsodie espagnole

Respighi, Ottorino

Feste Romane (Roman Festivals), P157
Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), P106
Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P141

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Scheherazade, op.35

Rossini, Gioacchino

Guillaume Tell
» Overture
Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture
Il viaggio a Reims (The journey to Reims)
» Overture
La scala di seta (The silken ladder)
» Overture
Le siege de Corinthe
» Overture
Semiramide
» Overture
Stabat Mater

Schubert, Franz

Die Zauberharfe, D644
» Overture
Rosamunde, D797
» Ballet Music no.1
» Ballet Music no.2 in G major
Symphony no.1 in D major, D82
Symphony no.2 in B flat major, D125
Symphony no.3 in D major, D200
Symphony no.4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'
Symphony no.5 in B flat major, D485
Symphony no.6 in C major, D589
Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 'Great'

Schumann, Robert

Die Braut von Messina, op.100
Hermann and Dorothea, op.136
Symphonies 1-4 (complete)
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO23

Scriabin, Alexander

Le Poeme de l'Extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), op.54
Prometheus, op.60 'The Poem of Fire'
Symphony no.1 in E major, op.26
Symphony no.2 in C minor, op.29
Symphony no.3 in C minor, op.43 'The Divine Poem'

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Festive Overture, op.96
Symphony no.5 in D minor, op.47

Sibelius, Jean

Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Strauss II, Johann

Albion-Polka, op.102
An der schonen blauen Donau (On the beautiful blue Danube), op.314
Bluette, Polka francaise, op.271
Eljen a Magyar, op.332
Fata Morgana, op.330
Freut euch des Lebens Waltz, op.340
Hellenen-Polka, op.203
Hofballtanze, Walzer, op.298
Lagunenwalzer, op.411
Liebeslieder-Waltz, op.114
Motoren-Walzer, op.265
Neue Pizzicato-Polka, op.449
Patronesen, Polka francaise, op.286
Persischer Marsch (Persian March), op.289
Prozess-Polka, op.295
Ritter Pasman (Knight Pasman), op.441
» Csardas
Russischer Marsch (Russian March), op.426
S'gibt nur a Kaiserstadt, s'gibt nur a Wien - polka, op.291
Vom Donaustrande, op.356
Wein, Weib und Gesang!, op.333

Strauss, Eduard

Gruss an Prag, Polka francaise, op.144
Mit Extrapost, Polka schnell, op.259

Strauss, Johann

Radetzky March, op.228

Strauss, Josef

Carriere, Polka schnell, op.200
Die Bajadere, Polka schnell, op.351
Die Libelle: Polka mazur, op.204
Dynamiden Waltz, op.173
Eingesendet: polka schnell, op.240
Frauenherz, op.166
Kunstlergruss, op.274
Marien-Klange Waltz, op.214
Vorwarts, op.230

Stravinsky, Igor

Petrushka (1947 version)
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu): Suite no.2 (1919)
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps)

Suppe, Franz von

Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien (Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna)
» Overture
Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry)
» Overture

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

1812 Overture, op.49
Francesca da Rimini, op.32
Hamlet: Fantasy Overture, op.67
Manfred Symphony, op.58
Piano Concerto no.1 in B flat minor, op.23
Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture in F major, op.64
Serenade for strings in C major, op.48
Swan Lake: Suite, op.20a
Symphonies 1-6 (complete)
The Sleeping Beauty: Suite, op.66a

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV51:D7

Torelli, Giuseppe

Trumpet Concerto in D major, G28

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Dance no.4 'Danza dei piccoli schiavi mori' (Act 2, Scene 1)
» Dance no.5 'Ballabile' (Act 2, Scene 2)
» Triumphal March (Act 2)
Giovanna d'Arco
» Overture
I vespri siciliani
» Overture
» The Four Seasons (Ballet music)
La Battaglia di Legnano
» Overture
La forza del destino
» Overture
Luisa Miller
» Overture
Macbeth
» Ballet (Act 3)
» Ondine e silfidi dall'ali candide (Streghe)
Nabucco
» Sinfonia
Pezzi sacri (4)
Requiem (Messa da Requiem)

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concerto in F major per flauto diritto, oboe, fagotto, violino ed orchestra, RV570 'La tempesta di mare'
Flute Concertos (6), op.10
» no.2 in G minor, RV439 'La Notte'
Gloria in D major, RV589
Magnificat in G minor, RV611
The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni)

Artists

Ildar Abdrazakov (bass)
John Aler (tenor)
Irina Arkhipova (mezzo-soprano)
Arleen Auger (soprano)
Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano)
Teresa Berganza (mezzo-soprano)
Simon Estes (bass)
Sara Fulgoni (alto)
Robert Gambill (tenor)
Gwynne Howell (bass)
John van Kesteren (tenor)
Herbert Lippert (tenor)
Franck Lopardo (tenor)
Veriano Lucchetti (tenor)
Catherine Malfitano (soprano)
Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano)
Anatoly Mokrenko (baritone)
Boris Morgunov (narrator)
James Morris (bass)
Michael Myers (tenor)
Evgeny Nesterenko (bass)
Jessye Norman (mezzo-soprano)
Patrizia Pace (soprano)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Ramey (bass)
Renata Scotto (soprano)
Peter Seiffert (tenor)
Ruth Siezak (soprano)
Kurt Streit (tenor)
Cheryl Studer (soprano)
Jonathan Summers (baritone)
Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Stefania Toczyska (mezzo-soprano)
Tomas Tomasson (bass)
Lucia Valentini Terrani (contralto)
Gosta Winbergh (tenor)
Dolora Zajic (mezzo-soprano)
Dolores Ziegler (mezzo-soprano)
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Maurice Andre (trumpet)
Bruno Cavallo (flute)
Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)
Giulio Franzetti (violin)
Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
The Ambrosian Chorus
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Ambrosian Singers
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
London Philharmonic Chorus
New Philharmonia Chorus
Philharmonia Chorus
Rundfunk Chor Stockholm
Schwedischer Rundfunkchor
Singing City Choir of Philadelphia
Southend Boys’ Choir
Stockholmer Kammerchor
The Westminster Choir
Westminster Choir College Male Chorus
Berliner Philharmoniker
London Philharmonic Orchestra
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
I Solisti dell’Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Wiener Philharmoniker

Conductor

Riccardo Muti

About

Passion, precision and fidelity to the score have always been hallmarks of Riccardo Muti’s interpretations. After studies in Naples, where he was born in 1941, and in Milan, he rapidly built a major international reputation. His 1967 victory in the Guido Cantelli Conducting Competition soon led to an appointment as Music Director of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In 1971, at Herbert von Karajan’s invitation, he made his debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Festival, and 1973 ushered in his decade as Principal Conductor and Music Director of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra (known as the New Philharmonia Orchestra when he assumed the post). Lengthy tenures as Music Director followed with The Philadelphia Orchestra (1980-1992) and the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano (1986-2005).This collection bears witness to all these notable musical relationships, and to Muti’s status as an honoured guest with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. His illustrious career has encompassed both concert hall and opera house, but this landmark 91-CD set focuses on his recordings of orchestral, choral and vocal works. Spanning the years from 1973 to 2007 and encompassing a rich and varied repertoire, it also features an audio documentary, made in 2020, celebrating his outstandingly productive period with the Philharmonia.

28 July 2021 marks the 80th birthday of the Italian conductor Riccardo Muti, who first rose to major international prominence 50 years ago when he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival in August 1971.

Muti’s distinction and status as a conductor of orchestral music, choral works and opera is reflected in the substantial discography he has built since the 1970s.

This 91-CD box focuses on his recordings of orchestral, choral and vocal works (other than opera) and spans the years from 1973 to 2007.

Most of the recordings date from the years between 1973 and 1993, when he was a leading exclusive artist for EMI, so his Warner Classics catalogue is exceptionally rich.

Over his career, Muti has cultivated close relationships with several of the world’s leading orchestras. The recordings in this box bear witness to these long and loyal associations:
- Philharmonia Orchestra (also known for a period as the New Philharmonia Orchestra): Principal Conductor & Music Director 1973-1982
- The Philadelphia Orchestra: Music Director 1980-1992
- Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano: Music Director 1986-2005
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Wiener Philharmoniker
- Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino: Music Director 1968-1981
- Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Speaking of the Wiener Philharmoniker, Muti has said: “This orchestra has been extremely important in my musical life. It has always been a sort of model of music-making: this concept of chamber music even with a great orchestra. There is a special care of sound and phrasing that makes this orchestra still very special.”

The 91 CDs of Riccardo Muti: The Complete Warner Symphonic Recordings showcase Muti’s command of a wide repertoire spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It includes the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Scriabin (Philadelphia Orchestra), Schubert (Wiener Philharmoniker) and Tchaikovsky (Philharmonia).

The CD premieres in the set are:
- CD 5: Mozart Symphonies nos. 25 & 29  New Philharmonia Orchestra (1976)
- CD 16: Beethoven Symphony no.7  Philadelphia Orchestra (1978)
- CD 23: Beethoven Symphony no.6 ‘Pastoral’  Philadelphia Orchestra (1978)

The set includes a bonus CD carrying the documentary Muti and the Philharmonia: A legendary era, narrated and produced by Jon Tolansky. It features interviews (recorded in 2020) with former members of the Philharmonia Orchestra who performed with Muti during his tenure as Principal Conductor & Music Director of the orchestra, and with the bass Robert Lloyd.

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