in Bologna, musicians in Bologna.
Riccardo Muti all’Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, in A.M.I.S., Bollettino dell’Associazione,
XVI, 23, pp. 24-37.
4 October 2000, Fulvio Angius, Chairman
of the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna, conferred Riccardo Muti the honourary
membership to the institution, after the deliberation of the meeting of the
Philarmonic Academicians of 30 April 2000, during which Maestro Muti had been
unanimously proclaimed member, thanks to “the highest peaks reached in the art
of musical interpretation”.
The ceremony took place at 7 p.m. in the Sala Mozart of the Accademia
Filarmonica of Bologna, in the presence of the maximum authorities of Bologna
and of many exponents of the Bolognese business and cultural world. Maestro
Muti’s wife and children attended the ceremony as well.
The conferring of the prestigious title to Maestro Muti was on the occasions of
the concert which the Maestro gave on 8 October 2000 at the Teatro Comunale in
Bologna with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala: said concert was asked for
by Mayor Giorgio Guazzaloca on the occasion of the events for Bologna 2000, a
European capital of culture.
After a musical introduction, during which the Filarmonici of the Teatro
Comunale in Bologna, conducted by Emanuele Benfenati, performed Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart’s Divertimento in Re Major K 136 for strings, Carlo Maria Badini, the
former Head who had wanted Riccardo Muti as a conductor of the Orchestra of the
Teatro alla Scala, made a speech in front of the very wide public in the room,
presenting the figure of Riccardo Muti as a conductor and a man of culture. Then,
Maestro Muti went on the stage and made an impromptu speech interrupted by
frequent cheers, a thankful speech which was also a lively acknowledgement of
his link to Bologna and of his artistic commitment, a sort of “Praise of
At the end of the ceremony, the people attending the ceremony were invited to a
buffet given by Mrs. Maria Teresa Liguori Bubani, a friend and an active
supporter of the Accademia, in the magnificent Carrati Museum Rooms of the
Accademia Filarmonica. These premises, recently restored and
on this occasion decorated with elegance and good taste, offered a
wonderful view, and deserved the admiration of everybody. It was a memorable
evening, to be ranged among one of the most meaningful events of the recent
history of the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna.
on the occasion of the award of the Academic diploma to Riccardo Muti, the Sala
Mozart of the Accademia Filarmonica could
accommodate but a necessarily limited number of guests, the publication of this
booklet aims at making a wider public share this important event, and in
consideration of their importance, it encloses
the speeches made at the Accademia by Carlo Maria Badini and by Riccardo Muti.
here to request the complete
text (Italian version only)