Solti’s Mozart.

Sir Georg Solti conducts:

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

In this recording, Sir Georg Solti is at the height of his powers with his favorite orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, of which he was music director from 1969 to 1991.

Solti himself wrote: ‘My term as musical director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was the happiest time in my professional life.’

The program on this DVD features Mozart’s Symphony No.39, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4, and an encore of “Fêtes” from Debussy’s Nocturnes – all performed with the flair, passion and artistry for which Solti was famed.


  • Trois Nocturnes: Fêtes


  • Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543


  • Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti conducting

I just love Solti’s interpretation of Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven; Solti’s phrasing in the Schubert Symphony #5 is second to none. And certainly his performances of Bartok, and other 20th century composers are outstanding.

The Observer wrote the following:

‘There are certain composers on whose work Solti has stamped his mark with a distinction that has never been equaled, nor probably ever will be, so that his conduit of their intentions has become integral to the experience of listening to them.’

Here is Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, “Haffner” – I. Allegro con spirito, as conducted by Maestro Solti:



And next here is Sir Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Symphony No. 4, Finale, composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky:



Tags: Mozart, Symphony #39, Tchaikovsky, symphony #4, Debussy

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