Today marks Sir Georg Solti’s Centenary and Decca is celebrating this with several important reissues.
Sir Georg was an exclusive Decca artist for 50 years.
In 1947 he signed his first contract with Decca – as a pianist and that same year he made his first record as a conductor (with the Zurich Tonhalle in Beethoven’s Egmont Overture). His last public concerts took place just a few weeks before his death in 1997 and were with the Zurich Tonhalle.
Solti was a musician with extraordinarily wide musical interests and sympathies and he was without doubt one of the most important opera conductors of the second half of the twentieth century. His legacy of recordings is dominated by opera and his recording of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen – the first ever complete studio recording – has been described as “the greatest recording of all time” [BBC Music Magazine, January 2012]
Recent Releases – Available at special prices
WAGNER The Operas. Ring, Der fliegende Hollander, Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Parsifal, Tannhauser, Tristan und Isolde, Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, Gotterdammerung. Georg Solti. Decca 36cds