Verdi, The Italian: In Music, Our Roots, Muti

Verdi, The Italian: In Music, Our Roots, Muti


Author: Riccardo Muti
Editor: Armando Torno
Format: Hardcover, 230 pages
Publisher: RMMusic (2022)

Written for the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth, Verdi, the Italian: In Music, Our Roots is a passionate homage to the music, genius and life of the great Italian composer, penned by the "King of Verdi" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. He leads the reader on a journey to discover, understand and appreciate Verdi and his music, from his representation of the tragedy of modern man before God in the Messa da Requiem, to his interpretation of the Italian spirit in Falstaff. He teaches the readers how to listen to and appreciate the music by guiding them through the twists and turns of Verdi's life and, in the process, unveils a historical context revealing much about Italy and its people.

In these pages, readers will discover the real charm of Giuseppe Verdi — a perfect bond between words and notes that makes all his works masterpieces of theater. Newly translated into English, this 2022 edition includes an expanded photo gallery with images from Maestro Muti's family archive and historical photos from the Teatro alla Scala.

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