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Solti, Sir Georg

(shôltē), 1912–97, English conductor, b. Hungary. He made his conducting debut in Budapest (1933) and later led orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, and France. Solti gained fame as music director (1969–91) of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He was also principal conductor of the London Philharmonic (1979–83) and several other orchestras.


See his Memoirs (1997).

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Georg Solti's 1970 recording of Tannhauser with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has long been viewed as one of his most successful Wagner sets, and one of the greatest all round, with a nearly ideal cast, brilliant direction and state-of-the-art sound.
Anima (formerly Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus) was the first children's chorus in America to be recognized and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts for the professionalism of its work and captured four Grammy Awards for its performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti. Its six ensembles serve children from over 35 different Chicago area communities, with outreach programs reaching 1,000 additional children annually.
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Sadly, no footage seems to exist of Nilsson onstage as Brunnhilde, but at least there is the BBC footage taken at the recording of Gotterdammerung with the Vienna Philharmonic and Sir Georg Solti. One wishes that much more of this footage had been used here because it represents some of the finest singing of Nilsson's entire career.
Deputy Director Tisha Hyter said Estes is "truly an inspiration" who has "engaged Iowans at an unprecedented level." Estes has appeared at the world's major opera houses, at international festivals, and with 115 orchestras under 90 of the world's greatest conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Erich Leinsdorf, Eugene Ormandy, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Loren Maazel, Carlo Giulini, and Georg Solti. He has performed at 84 of the most famous opera houses in the world, including the Vienna State Opera, the Zurich Opera, La Scala in Italy, houses in Paris, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Spain, and others, including several seasons at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Sir Georg Solti, a Hungarian-British conductor, has the most Grammy Awards in history with 31.
Throughout his career he has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians, including Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Neville Marriner, Georg Solti, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Sir Andrew Davis and Esa-Pekka Salonen as well as Stephane Grappelli, Elton John and Cleo Laine.
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Nelson Mandela, Ko Annan, Sir Georg Solti, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Alex Ferguson, George Best and Peter Ustinov - all individuals I have had the privilege of looking after in my career who have left a lasting impression on me as being very special people.
Je suis concertiste aussi bien au violon solo que dans des formations prestigieuses, j'ai joue aux cotes des plus grands chefs d'orchestre dont Lorin Mzel, Ricardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Georg Solti et beaucoup d'autres.