Solti Centenary Concert

Solti Centenary Concert
Radio Times
Review by:
Patrick Mulkern

The classical music world loves to trumpet its lost leviathans, and Georg Solti, one of the 20th century’s most remarkable conductors, who died in 1997, is honoured in a concert at the Chicago Symphony Center. It was held on 21 October, 100 years to the day after his birth. A diverse programme includes Mozart, Verdi, Mahler and, fittingly, Bartok, under whom young Georg studied in Budapest in the 20s.

Jostling among the talent on stage are Solti’s former protégés, opera stars René Pape and Angela Gheorghiu; the event is hosted by his widow, Lady Valerie, and narrated by our own James Naughtie.

About this programme

A performance to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian conductor Sir Georg Solti, from Symphony Centre, Chicago. Lady Valerie Solti, the conductor's widow, introduces the concert, which features the World Orchestra for Peace, led by Valery Gergiev and comprises musicians from the world's leading symphony orchestras and vocal soloists Angela Gheorghiu and Rene Pape performing works by Mozart, Verdi, Strauss, Mahler and Bartok which chart the course of Solti's musical career. James Naughtie narrates.

Cast and crew

Cast

Performer
Angela Gheorghiu
Performer
Rene Pape
Performer
Valerie Solti
Performer
Valery Gergiev
Performer
World Orchestra for Peace
Contributor
Lady Valerie Solti
Narrator
James Naughtie

Crew

Director
Peter Maniura
Categories
Music

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