Solti’s Brahms

Sir Georg Solti conducts Mendelssohn & Brahms

As my readers, you already know that Sir Georg Solti was one of my favorite conductors. He was the subject of November’s DVD of the month; and here he is again in December!

Sir Georg Solti was well-known for his opera conducting as musical director of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden; and he was also a celebrated symphonic conductor.

Solti became director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1969, and he remained with the CSO for 22 years, leading them in many memorable concerts and in their debut European tour.

Solti died suddenly, in his sleep, on 5 September 1997. In my view, he was a great musical personality of his time.

This DVD is taken from the CSO’s appearance at the Edinburgh Festival. Solti conducts the orchestra in the following works:


  • Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
  • 4 September 1971, Edinburgh International Festival


  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Op. 21
  • 4 September 1971, Edinburgh International Festival

The DVD also has a bonus interview with Georg Solti

Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

Here is Sir Georg Solti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in BRAHMS Symphony No.1


And next, here is Felix Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture” Op.21, with Kurt Masur, Conducting the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig:



Tags: Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Brahms, Symphony #1, Solti

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