Made in Italy
The Story of an American Conductor
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The colourful, revealing and laugh-out-loud biography of American symphony orchestra conductor Rico Saccani, former Music Director of the Budapest Philharmoniic Orchestra and conductor of many other international symphony orchestras and opera houses. In this highly entertaining memoir, Saccani takes us on a journey from his humble roots as a concert pianist touring the provincial towns of the USA to the glittering stages of international opera houses and concert halls around the world where he worked alongside stars such as Pavarotti, Leonard Bernstein and Herbert Von Karajan. He tells us what life is like at the helm of a major symphony orchestra and reveals what really goes on behind the scenes...