American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Solti, Sir Georg 1912-1997. Hungarian-born British conductor. He directed the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1969-1979) and in 1979 became principal conductor and artistic director of the London Philharmonic.
“Taking in these mini-masterpieces, one can appreciate why fans and critics use words like astonishing, perfect, staggering, overwhelming to describe Marta's work -- words reserved for artistic masters like, well, Guthrie, Solti and Hopkins.”
“What do folk icon Woody Guthrie, classical colossus Georg Solti, legendary bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins and relaxed pop crooner Perry Como have in common?”
“He tells Mr. Barber that he is "never very rattled by Simon" (Rattle) and refers airily to Chicago's "Sir Salty" (Sir Georg Solti).”
“Solti Rei (Eps 7-8) (NEW) (Not certain what this a single is yet)”
“Solti himself once said that a conductor must start in the bottom as an opera assistant.”
“Von Karajan and Solti started in the opera podium as assistants.”
“(When Daniel Barenboim took over from Solti in the early 90s, the biggest question wasn't whether he would or wouldn't make the orchestra more local or more American, but simply whether he was really good enough.)”
“But growing up just outside of Chicago, hearing Solti conduct, hanging out at the Art Institute, I always thought that the driving force was a sense of entitlement, not insecurity; we took the standard boilerplate — "a world-class city deserves world-class art" — at face value.”
“Solti was the conductor for that televised Beethoven Piano Concerto No.”
“Solti was my favorite Wagner conductor although the Thielemann Parsifal is quite breath-taking, especially the tempi which seem so right.”
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