Georg Solti
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1912-10-21
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Georg Solti

Georg Solti Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Georg Solti, KBE (born György Stern; 21 October 1912 – 5 September 1997) was a Hungarian-born British orchestral and operatic conductor, best known for his appearances with opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London, and as a long-serving music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Born in Budapest, he studied there with Béla Bartók, Leó Weiner and Ernő Dohnányi. In the 1930s, he was a répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera and worked at the Salzburg Festival for Arturo Toscanini. His career was interrupted by the rise of the Nazis' influence on Hungarian politics, and being of Jewish background he fled the increasingly harsh Hungarian anti-Jewish laws in 1938. After conducting a season of Russian ballet in London at the Royal Opera House he found refuge in Switzerland, where he remained during the Second World War. Prohibited from conducting there, he earned a living as a pianist.

After the war, Solti was appointed musical director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in 1946. In 1952 he moved to the Oper Frankfurt, where he remained in charge for nine years. He took West German citizenship in 1953. In 1961 he became musical director of the Covent Garden Opera Company, London. During his ten-year tenure, he introduced changes that raised standards to the highest international levels. Under his musical directorship the status of the company was recognised with the grant of the title "the Royal Opera". He became a British citizen in 1972.

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Past BBC Events

Proms 1996: Prom 71
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-09-13T17:07:32
13
Sep
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 71

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1989: Prom 46
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eqghn3
Royal Albert Hall
1989-08-28T17:07:32
28
Aug
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 46

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1986: Prom 59
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efjd4f
Royal Albert Hall
1986-09-12T17:07:32
12
Sep
1986

Proms 1986: Prom 59

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1982: Prom 56
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e6fzc8
Royal Albert Hall
1982-09-10T17:07:32
10
Sep
1982

Proms 1982: Prom 56

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1981: Prom 49
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ern6q9
Royal Albert Hall
1981-09-05T17:07:32
5
Sep
1981

Proms 1981: Prom 49

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