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Solti: The Legacy, 1937-1997

Solti,Georg
Release Date: 12/04/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001777802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartBenjamin BrittenUmberto GiordanoGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Margaret PriceTito GobbiMirella FreniWilli Domgraf-Fassbaender,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg SoltiArturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of EuropeRoyal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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This 2-CD set contains over 150 minutes of many previously unpublished live recordings and studio items spanning Sir Georg Solti's entire professional career as well as his 50-year exclusive association with Decca.

The accompanying booklet presents a selection of photographs accompanying sung texts in the original language and English . Also in the booklet is an article by broadcaster, writer and former member of the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Jon Tolansky, who played in the orchestra during part of Sir Georg Solti's tenure as Music Director.
This 2-CD set contains over 150 minutes of many previously unpublished live recordings and studio items spanning Sir Georg Solti's entire professional career as well as his 50-year exclusive association with Decca.

The accompanying booklet presents a selection of photographs accompanying sung texts in the original language and English . Also in the booklet is an article by broadcaster, writer and former member of the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Jon Tolansky, who played in the orchestra during part of Sir Georg Solti's tenure as Music Director.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Margaret Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Hai già vinta la causa!...Vedrò, metr'io sospiro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender (Baritone), Sir Georg Solti (Glockenspiel)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Pilar Lorengar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Temerari!...Come scoglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Samuel Ramey (Bass), Yvonne Kenny (Soprano), Kurt Moll (Bass),
Robert Tear (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Billy Budd, Op. 50: O beauty, handsomeness, goodness by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Forbes Robinson (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
9.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64: Helena! Hermia! Demetrius! Lysander! by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Delme Bryn-Jones (Baritone), Kenneth Mcdonald (Voice), Elizabeth Robson (Soprano),
Anne Howells (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
10.
Andrea Chénier: Vicino a te by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
11.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sir Georg Solti (Piano), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
12.
Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
13.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
14.
Götterdämmerung: Grane, mein Ross, sei mir gegrüsst! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Festival Orchestra
15.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
16.
Otello: Ora e per sempre addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone), James McCracken (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
17.
Elektra, Op. 58: Allein! Weh', ganz allein! by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Christel Goltz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; Germany 
18.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Marie Theres'...Hab' mir's gelobt by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Hanny Steffek (Soprano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Ronald Lewis (Baritone),
Sena Jurinac (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
19.
Lulu: Wie kannst du die Szene gegen...Sehr geehrtes Fräulein by Alban Berg
Performer:  Helga Pilarczyk (Soprano), Ernst Gutstein (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera House and Museum Orchestra
20.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Merci, doux crépuscule! by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
21.
An die Musik, D 547 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Hans Hotter (Baritone), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Schwanengesang, D 957: no 7, Abschied by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Max Lichtegg (Tenor), Sir Georg Solti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Schwanengesang, D.957: Abschied
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen"
Elektra, Op.58: "Allein! Weh, ganz allein."
Lulu / Act 1: "Wie kannst du die Szene gegen mich ausspielen?"
Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59 / Act 3: "Marie Theres'! .. . 'ist ein Traum"
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 3: "Hai già vinta la causa!...Vedrò mentr'io sospiro"
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 3: "Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar""
Otello / Act 2: "Ora e per sempre addio...si pel ciel"
Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1: "Soave sia il vento"
La Damnation de Faust, Op.24 / Part 3: "Merci, doux crépuscule!"
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64 / Act 3: "Helena! Hermia! Demetrius! Lysander!"
Andrea Chénier / Act 4: "Vicino a te s'acqueta l'irrequieta anima mia"
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (No.10) in E flat, K.365: 1. Allegro
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (No.10) in E flat, K.365: 2. Andante
Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (No.10) in E flat, K.365: 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Otello / Act 1: "Già nella notte densa"
Le Nozze di Figaro - rehearsal sequence 1 - Orchestral Introduction to "Porgi, amor"
Le Nozze di Figaro - rehearsal sequence 2 - recitative passages Act 4
Le Nozze di Figaro - rehearsal sequence 3 - Aria "La Vendetta"
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 2: "Porgi amor"
Billy Budd, Op.50 / Act 1: O Beauty, O Handsomeness Goodness
Tristan und Isolde / Act 3: "Mild und leise wie er lächelt"
Götterdämmerung / Dritter Aufzug: "Grane, mein Roß, sei mir gegrüßt...Selig grüßt dich dein Weib!"
Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1: "Come scoglio"
An die Musik, Op.88 No.4, D547
La forza del destino / Act 4: "Pace, pace, mio Dio!"

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