Georg Solti   (Vienna Philharmonic)   (VAI DVD 4565)
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Georg Solti   (Vienna Philharmonic)   (VAI DVD 4565)
DVD0705. GEORG SOLTI Cond. Vienna Philharmonic: Sinfonietta (Janácek); Don Juan (Strauss); Concerto for Orchestra (Bartók). VAI DVD 4565, telecast 7 June, 1964, Theater an der Wien. - 089948456599


“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 prewar 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 recognized with the grant of the title ‘the Royal Opera’.”

- Loyal Bluto