Georg Solti  -  Bartok       (Archipel 0404)
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Georg Solti  -  Bartok       (Archipel 0404)
C0752. GEORG SOLTI Cond. Kölner Rundfunk S.O.: Concerto for Orchestra, recorded 9 Aug., 1955, Köln; Georg Solti Cond. Hessischen Rundfunks Chorus & Orch.: The Miraculous Mandarin – recorded 11 May, 1956 (both Bartók). (Germany) Archipel 0404. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 4035122404043


“With the end of the war Solti was appointed musical director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in 1946. In normal circumstances this prestigious post would have been an unthinkable appointment for a young and inexperienced conductor, but the leading German conductors such as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Clemens Krauss and Herbert von Karajan were prohibited from conducting pending the conclusion of denazification proceedings against them. Under Solti's direction, the company rebuilt its repertoire and began to recover its pre-war eminence. He benefited from the encouragement of the elderly Richard Strauss, in whose presence he conducted DER ROSENKAVALIER. In 1961 he became musical director of the Covent Garden Opera Company, London. During his ten-year tenure, he introduced changes that raised standards to the highest international levels. Under his musical directorship the status of the company was recognised with the grant of the title ‘the Royal Opera’.”

- Zillah D. Akron