Riccardo Muti http://tpr.org en Why Verdi? http://tpr.org/post/why-verdi <p>My first exposure to the music of Guiseppe Verdi came in high school. Fred Junkin, the director of the Victoria High School Band, chose Verdi&#39;s &quot;Overture to La Forza del Destino&quot; for one of our contest pieces. The drama of the piece stuck with me, such that as a professional musician and devoted listener to classical music, my heart still responds to Verdi&#39;s restless score. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:01:43 +0000 James Baker 20062 at http://tpr.org Why Verdi?