Solti: Journey Of A Lifetime (100th Anniversary Of Solti) (Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Georg Solti) (C Major: 711804)
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This fantastic documentary, from the director of the very successful DVD Carlos Kleiber - I am lost to the world
, celebrates the 100th birthday of Sir Georg Solti. He was one of the 20th Century's most brilliant conductors and a leading figure of musical culture world-wide.
The documentary follows the Hungarian-Jewish conductor's career: As Toscanini's assistant at the Salzburg Festival, as Music Director in Munich and Frankfurt after the war, achieving world-wide fame with his legendary recording of Wagner's Ring
cycle. It was as the long-serving Music Director at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra that Solti became an international start of classical music.
These stops form the central points of the film. Many great musicians like Valery Gergiev and Dohnànyi have great memories to share.