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Riccardo Muti

  • Conductor


Riccardo Muti was born in 1941 in Naples. In 1967 he won the Cantelli Prize for young conductors and, from 1968 to 1980, he was Principal Director and Music Director of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Muti first conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra in London in 1972 and was appointed the orchestra's principal conductor, eventually succeeding Otto Klemperer. Muti held this post until 1982