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Clips of Riccardo Muti Discussing 2018 New Year's Day Concert from Vienna

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In six of these seven short clips, Muti discusses various aspects of conducting the New Year's Day from Vienna with the Vienna Philharmonic. Clips can be used by stations carrying the broadcast to help promote it. In the seventh clip, Muti discusses the asteroid that was recently named for him.

MUTI VIENNA CLIPS

Clip 1 1:04

Announcer intro:

Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (Poll-co) how he was initially asked to conduct the Vienna New Year’s concerts via his performances of Schubert.

Muti Intro:
“When I was asked in 1993….

Muti Outro:
“….I was hesitant as I said for many weeks and then finally I accepted.”

Clip 2 1:03

Announcer intro:

Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (poll-co) musical connections between his native Naples and Vienna.

Muti Intro:
“My connection is of course a connection….

Muti Outro:
“…..with the Austrian family, the royal family..”

Clip 3 1:52

Announcer intro:

Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (poll-co) conducting New Year’s concerts in Vienna including the 2000 millennial concert when over a billion heard the broadcast.

Muti Intro:
“So I did 1997 then I had the honor….

Muti Outro:
“….I accepted last year to do this concert.”

Clip 4 1:56

Announcer intro:

Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (poll-co) the behind-the-scenes preparation and process of doing a Vienna New Year’s concert.

Muti intro:
“When you have a schedule so busy like I have….
Muti outro:
“…..because at 11:00 O’clock sharp the concert starts.”

Clip 5 1:27

Announcer: Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (poll-co) dancing vrs conducting a waltz and waltz as life and death, as smile and tears, as looking back and ahead.

Muti Intro:

“I can conduct a waltz but I cannot dance a waltz…”

Muti Outro:
“….and there is a nostalgia for the past that is gone.”

Clip 6 1:03

Announcer:

Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (poll-co) the rubato in a Viennese waltz and Vienna as the melting pot of Central Europe.

Muti intro:
“The waltz is always in 3, 1,2,3….”
Muti Outro:
“….of central, central Europe.”

Clip 7 1:49

Muti intro:

Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (poll-co) having an asteroid named after him.

“It’s a strange feeling because…”

Muti outro:
“….the entire orchestra will look at the asteroid. Hahahah." Hide full description

MUTI VIENNA CLIPS Clip 1 1:04 Announcer intro: Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (Poll-co) how he was initially asked to conduct the Vienna New Year’s concerts via his performances of Schubert. Muti Intro: “When I was asked in 1993…. Muti Outro: “….I was hesitant as I said for many weeks and then finally I accepted.” Clip 2 1:03 Announcer intro: Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (poll-co) musical connections between his native Naples and Vienna. Muti Intro: “My connection is of course a connection…. Muti Outro: “…..with the Austrian family, the royal family..” Clip 3 1:52 Announcer intro: Riccardo Muti discusses with Chicago journalist Dennis Polkow (poll-co) conducting New Year’s concerts in Vienna... Show full description


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Muti Discusses Asteroid Named for Him, proving he was always a far out kind of guy.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:49
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This is the second of six clips in which Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Music Director, Riccardo Muti, talks about the New Year's Day concert he ...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:03
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This is the first of six clips in which Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Music Director, Riccardo Muti, talks about the New Year's Day concert he w...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:04