Georg Solti

Conductor. Born 21 October 1912. Died 5 September 1997
Georg Solti
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p03kyw5m.jpg
1912-10-21
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/41259fa5-5f9b-445c-8bba-ec28bbb7f2e5
Georg Solti

Georg Solti Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Georg Solti, KBE (born György Stern; 21 October 1912 – 5 September 1997) was a Hungarian-born 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.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Georg Solti Performances & Interviews


Georg Solti Tracks

Sort by

Michael Tippett
Suite in D for the Birthday of Prince Charles
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqk9z.jpg
link
Suite in D for the Birthday of Prince Charles
Joseph Haydn
The Creation, Part II: Nos 10-14
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqkby.jpg
link
The Creation, Part II: Nos 10-14
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No 104 in D major, Hob I:104 (London) (4th movement)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqkby.jpg
link
Symphony No 104 in D major, Hob I:104 (London) (4th movement)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p024q7mb.jpg
link
Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)
Richard Wagner
Siegfried Idyll
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06rzkwq.jpg
link
Siegfried Idyll

Siegfried Idyll

Performer
Orchestra
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Members
Conductor
Franz Liszt
Mephisto Waltz No.1 ('The Dance in the Village Inn')
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqfjg.jpg
link
Mephisto Waltz No.1 ('The Dance in the Village Inn')
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pa-pa-pa-Papagena
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p024q7mb.jpg
link
Pa-pa-pa-Papagena
Michael Tippett
A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (Carol; Finale)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqk9z.jpg
link
A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (Carol; Finale)
Hector Berlioz
Les Francs-Juges: Overture
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqfd6.jpg
link
Les Francs-Juges: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
E Susanna non vien... Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p024q7mb.jpg
link
E Susanna non vien... Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)
Béla Bartók
Divertimento for Strings movement 2
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04jlvmj.jpg
link
Divertimento for Strings movement 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Immortal Beloved (1994) - clip
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p065ztr1.jpg
link
Immortal Beloved (1994) - clip
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka
Ruslan and Ludmila (Overture)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqyqw.jpg
link
Ruslan and Ludmila (Overture)
Michael Tippett
Byzantium for soprano and orchestra
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqk9z.jpg
link
Byzantium for soprano and orchestra
Franz Liszt
Prometheus, S 99
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqfjg.jpg
link
Prometheus, S 99
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute: Act 2 - Aria. 'Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen'
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p024q7mb.jpg
link
The Magic Flute: Act 2 - Aria. 'Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen'
Richard Wagner
In festen Schlaf… (Die Walkure)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06rzkwq.jpg
link
In festen Schlaf… (Die Walkure)
Antonín Dvořák
Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqhjb.jpg
link
Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
Erno Dohnanyi
Variations on a Nursery Song, Op 25
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br5gh.jpg
link
Variations on a Nursery Song, Op 25
Richard Wagner
Selig wie die Sonne (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06rzkwq.jpg
link
Selig wie die Sonne (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Magic Flute - Bald Prangt, den Morgen zu verkunden
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p024q7mb.jpg
link
Magic Flute - Bald Prangt, den Morgen zu verkunden
Richard Wagner
The Flying Dutchman: Overture
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06rzkwq.jpg
link
The Flying Dutchman: Overture
Alexander Borodin
Prince Igor (Overture)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqgpq.jpg
link
Prince Igor (Overture)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Der Hölle Rache (The Magic Flute)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p024q7mb.jpg
link
Der Hölle Rache (The Magic Flute)
Georges Bizet
Act 2 Scene IX: La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetée
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqt70.jpg
link
Act 2 Scene IX: La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetée

Act 2 Scene IX: La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetée

Singer
José Plácido Domingo
Orchestra
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Choir
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Conductor
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride (Overture)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqxg6.jpg
link
The Bartered Bride (Overture)

The Bartered Bride (Overture)

Conductor
Orchestra
Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall
Last played on
Richard Strauss
Die Nacht, Op 10, No 3
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqgg6.jpg
link
Die Nacht, Op 10, No 3
Richard Strauss
Die Frau ohne Schatten - Act 3 - Kaiserin's Aria
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqgg6.jpg
link
Die Frau ohne Schatten - Act 3 - Kaiserin's Aria
Richard Strauss
Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqgg6.jpg
link
Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)
Franz Liszt
Prometheus
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqfjg.jpg
link
Prometheus
Richard Wagner
Forest Murmurs (from Siegfried)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06rzkwq.jpg
link
Forest Murmurs (from Siegfried)
Modest Mussorgsky
Night on a Bare Mountain ed Rimsky
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqt8q.jpg
link
Night on a Bare Mountain ed Rimsky
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto no 1: final movement: Rondo - Allegro non troppo
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqkmb.jpg
link
Piano Concerto no 1: final movement: Rondo - Allegro non troppo
Engelbert Humperdinck, Georg Solti & Vienna Philharmonic
Hansel und Gretel - opera in 3 acts
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p03kyw5m.jpg
link
Hansel und Gretel - opera in 3 acts

Hansel und Gretel - opera in 3 acts

Composer
Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi
Ritorna Vincitor from Aida
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06ljsfx.jpg
link
Ritorna Vincitor from Aida

Ritorna Vincitor from Aida

Conductor
Performer
Coro e Orchestra del teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Leontyne Price
Richard Wagner
Lohengrin - Act III Prelude
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06rzkwq.jpg
link
Lohengrin - Act III Prelude
Richard Wagner
Flying Dutchman - Overture
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06rzkwq.jpg
link
Flying Dutchman - Overture
Gioachino Rossini
La Boutique Fantasque: Mazurka
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p06308fx.jpg
link
La Boutique Fantasque: Mazurka
Engelbert Humperdinck
Overture to Hänsel und Gretel
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01br469.jpg
link
Overture to Hänsel und Gretel
Hector Berlioz
Overture, Les Francs-Juges, Op.3
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqfd6.jpg
link
Overture, Les Francs-Juges, Op.3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le Nozze di Figaro (Overture)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p024q7mb.jpg
link
Le Nozze di Figaro (Overture)
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring Georg Solti


Past BBC Events

Proms 1996: Prom 71
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/egvrzc
Royal Albert Hall
1996-09-13T06:25:18
13
Sep
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 71

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1989: Prom 46
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eqghn3
Royal Albert Hall
1989-08-28T06:25:18
28
Aug
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 46

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1986: Prom 59
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efjd4f
Royal Albert Hall
1986-09-12T06:25:18
12
Sep
1986

Proms 1986: Prom 59

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1982: Prom 56
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e6fzc8
Royal Albert Hall
1982-09-10T06:25:18
10
Sep
1982

Proms 1982: Prom 56

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1981: Prom 49
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ern6q9
Royal Albert Hall
1981-09-05T06:25:18
5
Sep
1981

Proms 1981: Prom 49

Royal Albert Hall

Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists

Back to artist