Conductor Muti Speaks to NTNU Music Students
Before the performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti have a talk to students, conductors and young musicians. He was humors and shared his thoughts with students. The role of a conductor, according to Muti, is to let the music be accepted and touching.
Apo Ching-Hsin HSU, the music director of the National Taiwan Normal University Symphony Orchestra also showed up with her students. Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and NTNU Alumnus Kuo Wei Ting came as well.
Riccardo Muti, age 75, has strong personal charisma as an authentic Italian in his conducting and his words. Previously he held posts at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Salzburg Whitsun Festival. Muti has been a prolific recording artist and has received dozens of honors, titles, awards and prizes. Muti was made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE in 2000. In 2011, Muti was awarded Russia's Order of Friendship.
Although he has a serious look, Muti is a man of humor, making the audience laugh. He said that it was his first time being together with so many conductors. What’s more, he came downstage and sat with the audiences. He said “My teacher told me that if you want to be a outstanding opera conductor, you have feel the theater in your body.”
A good conductor must know how to compose. Muti said that you can learn music and learn how to conduct, but the essence of interpreting a piece is to know the soul of the music and the musicians that play it. “A good conductor must know how to compose. You can learn how to conduct, but how to interpret a Beethoven or Brahms is something can’t be taught. You have to understand the work yourself.”
He thinks that the basic of conducting is composition. His lessons aren’t hard, but what more important is whether you feel the music. The orchestra is like a society, someone loves you and some don’t. The key is to make people respect you. As long as they respect you, they will follow you
He pointed out that there’s no compromise in conducting. You have to ask the orchestra to show what you have in mind. The advice Muti gave to young conductors is that you shouldn’t be afraid of making mistakes. Oscar Wild said that Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes, that’s what young people should be a man of experiences. As long as you know more, broaden your horizon can you become a successful conductor. mobil porno sikis izle