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Georg Solti

Solti at the Ballet (2CD)

The Hungarian-born conductor Georg Solti (1912–1997) was one of Decca’s most prolific recording artists.

Eloquence’s survey of his recordings features, in the main, some of his earliest recordings for the company. Although recorded as far back as 1960, during his tenure with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Solti’s recording of "Gaîté parisienne" remains one of the sonically most thrilling orchestral recordings ever to be made and a performance that is no less impactful. Both the Rossini/Respighi and the Dukas pieces were recorded with the Israel Philharmonic in the late 1950s at a time when Solti also recorded music by Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky with this orchestra. The coupling of the Rossini/Respighi and Dukas works was the first recording Decca was to issue with the Israel Philharmonic (in September 1957).

CD 1
Gaîté parisienne (arr. Rosenthal)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

La Boutique fantasque (arr. Respighi)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

CD 2
Swan Lake, Op. 20: Suite
The Nutcracker: Suite, Op. 71a
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

L’Apprenti sorcier
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Georg Solti