Solti: Journey of a Lifetime (2012)

Sir Georg Solti (1912 - 1997) was one of the 20th century's most brilliant conductors and a leading figure of musical culture world-wide. Very few conductors of world renown may look back ... See full summary »

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Georg Wübbolt
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Valery Gergiev ... Himself
Sir Peter Jonas Sir Peter Jonas ... Himself
Georg Solti Georg Solti ... Himself (archive footage)
Valerie Solti Valerie Solti
Christoph von Dohnányi Christoph von Dohnányi ... Himself
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Sir Georg Solti (1912 - 1997) was one of the 20th century's most brilliant conductors and a leading figure of musical culture world-wide. Very few conductors of world renown may look back on a life packed with achievement but Sir Georg Solti. Born and raised in Hungary - György studied piano, composition and conducting with Bartók, Dohnányi, Kodály and Leo Weiner at Budapest's Liszt Academy - the young Solti spends his formative years as a conductor in German-speaking countries. In 1937, Toscanini selected him as his assistant at the Salzburg Festival. Before the outbreak of World War II, Sir Georg went to Switzerland as a refugee. Following the war 1946, he was invited by the American military government to conduct a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio in Munich. Soon he became General Music Director in Munich and Frankfurt. Later being a mature and experienced maestro, he appeared as well in Vienna, Bayreuth and Berlin. In 1961, he became Musical Director of Covent Garden for a ... Written by BFMI

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Austria

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English | German

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18 October 2012 (Germany) See more »

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