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Friday, March 03, 2006
Muti, in New York, Reflects on Career
Carnegie Hall's a familiar place to Riccardo Muti because he conducted while leading the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1980 to 1992, he says in a New York Times profile today. The maestro, who'll conduct the Vienna Philharmonic in three concerts there this weekend, was reluctant to comment on his departure last year from La Scala in Milan, saying, "Maybe someday I will speak about it, but it's really complicated even for me to try to put together all the pieces that have created a situation that in the end has made me free but has also made many people sad. Nobody can really understand all the elements of the story. I think we need time." A return visit to Philadelphia is also on his 2006 schedule, with concerts at Verizon Hall Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 7.