Riccardo Muti for RMMUSIC
“RMMUSIC Records was formed to give life to audiovisual recordings of my rehearsals and performances, not because they reveal the absolute truth but because they can offer young musicians insight and counsel coming from my many decades of experience working around the world.
Studying under Antonino Votto, Arturo Toscanini’s assistant at La Scala in the 1920s, I received markings and clarifications directly passed on by Toscanini, who himself had been a cellist under Giuseppe Verdi.
As Toscanini passed on his experience and knowledge to his young assistants, Votto did the same with his students. I was fortunate enough to be one.
With the teaching I received from the line of Verdi-Toscanini-Votto, I, too, endeavor to extend my experience and knowledge to young musicians, who then in turn can pass on to future generations, thus continuing an important chain in the history of musical interpretation.
In 2015, I had the idea of forming an Italian Opera Academy for young conductors and opera coaches. In it, I would offer my perspective on how to prepare Italian opera and what methods to follow, those that to this day have mostly disappeared. This, unfortunately, may be the primarily reason for the decline of preparatory techniques once considered the pride of the great Italian conducting school.
RMMusic and the Italian Opera Academy serve to support the teaching of young musicians. I believe they can be just as useful in the future as they are today, in schools, theaters and circumstances where a glimpse of the past with yet a view of the future can be an incentive to revitalize something that might otherwise be lost.”
A Look Back with Attention to the Future
RICCARDO MUTI MUSIC RECORDS is a Record Label and the exclusive audiovisual producer of Riccardo Muti.
We hold and manage Riccardo Muti’s image and recording rights.
Besides recording the performance of operas and concerts, we are committed in following what happens in the preparation phases during which the Conductor rehearses with singers and orchestra, at the piano and during the analysis of the score.
We constantly follow and record Riccardo Muti during his artistic activity.
Through his rehearsals and piano opera lessons, we would like to show Maestro Muti during his preparation phase before public performance to people of all ages. A behind-the-scenes unveiling the secrets of the art of the great Conductor. A unique chance to go deep into the opera, its history, its composer and the message he meant to convey, through anecdotes from Muti’s career and life.
We are convinced that this audiovisual content is important today and in the future, most of all for new generations of musicians facing the operatic and symphonic world, but also for the safeguard of a cultural and artistic component typically Italian as classical music.
Following the rehearsals and explanations of Riccardo Muti, also viewers with less experience can get closer to the world of classical music without fear.
We work with national and international broadcasters, newspapers, record labels, editors, and the most prestigious orchestras and theaters of the world. (www.riccardomutimusic.com)
Made in Italy
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