Georg Solta (Solti Georg)( Hungarian conductor)
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Biography Georg Solta (Solti Georg)
Known for its sleek, powerful interpretations that, for all the dynamism, always accurately conveyed the composer's intent. Becoming music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (c 1969 to 1991), Solti led this team in the first row of the world of symphony orchestras.
Solti was born October 21, 1912 in Budapest. He studied with two famous musicians - on the piano with E.fon Dohnani and composition at West. Kodaly. He made his debut at the Budapest Opera in 1938, but soon as a Jew was subjected to repression and was forced to leave Hungary in 1939. During the Second World War, he conducted the opera house in Zurich (Switzerland).
In 1946-1952 was the artistic director of the Bavarian State Opera, in 1961-1971 - Theater 'Covent Garden' in London, also led the Orchestra of Paris and the Paris 'Opera'. In 1971, received British citizenship, and in 1972 was elevated to the dignity of knighthood.
Solti made many recordings, the most popular of them - to record Wagner Ring des Nibelungen with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1983 he was invited to three years, the head of the world-famous Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. Solti died in Antibes (France) 5 September 1997.