Muti moves into focus for CSO post

Muti moves into focus for CSO post

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 12, 2007, titled Muti moves into focus for CSO post. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Now that Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which last week returned from its latest triumphal march through various musical capitals of Europe, have intensified a love affair begun little more ...

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Heide Rice

Miami, FL

#1 Oct 15, 2007
Amen, brother!

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Oct 16, 2007
If the "marriage" comes to fruition, one wonders if Muti would take the title of principal conductor, rather than music director, in succession to Haitink. If Muti actually became the CSO's music director, that could be seen as a slap in the face to New York, since it's an open secret that the New York Phil. musicians badly wanted Muti as their music director, twice, but he said no both times. Plus, Muti seems to share with Barenboim a disdain for glad-handing and schmoozing with the super-rich patrons, which an American music director has to do besides the musical duties.
For those who haven't seen the reviews Muti in London:
Geoffrey Norris in the "Telegraph":
Anthony Holden in "The Observer":
Bayan Northcott in "The Independent":
Richard Morrison in "The Times":

West Lafayette, IN

#3 Oct 24, 2007
The CSO needs a conductor that could live here. Not another Barenboim.
Also, reviews of the CSO concerts in Europe werent so good either.

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