Personalities | (Sir) Georg Solti | Contemporary | Classical
Solti joined the Budapest Opera as a répétiteur (coach), and assisted Arturo Toscanini (1867–1957) at the 1936 and 1937 Salzburg Festivals. After spending the war years in Switzerland, he was music director at the Bavarian State Opera 1946–52, in Frankfurt 1952–61, and at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1961–71. He was also music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1969–90, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra 1977–83. He made many recordings, including the first studio version of Wagner’s Ring.
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