Special Annual Edition 2016 / Muti


Riccardo Muti / Vienna Philharmonic

2 CDs

At the Salzburg Festival in August 1971, a remarkable collaboration began between the Vienna Philharmonic and Riccardo Muti. With his profound knowledge of the specific Vienna Philharmonic sound, Muti was awarded Honorary Membership in the orchestra in Salzburg in 2011.

The recording at hand of the oratorio Ivan the Terrible, op.116, under the baton of Riccardo Muti from the Salzburg Festival 2010 was a Vienna Philharmonic first performance.

Ivan the Terrible represents the culmination of the artistic partnership between Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953) and Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948), undoubtedly the most important and well-known film director of the early Soviet Union.

Riccardo Muti / Vienna Philharmonic
Sergei Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible