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

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


Author: Riccardo Muti
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: RMMusic (2022)

The music, the genius, the life of one of the greatest Italian composers of all time chronicled in a passionate homage penned by Riccardo Muti — known as the greatest interpreter of his music. “Verdi,” writes Muti, “is the musician of life and is certainly the musician of my life.”

However, in Italy, Verdi’s greatness is often overlooked. While Mozart or Wagner are unquestionably considered giants in their countries of origin, Verdi is often considered the composer of easy and catchy tunes. On the contrary, Muti asserts, Verdi is the true patriarch of Italian music, an absolute genius that these pages explore with engaging, authoritative and accessible language.

Newly translated into English for the first time, this 2022 edition includes a photo insert with images from Maestro Muti’s family archive.

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