Georg Solti

Georg Solti
1912 - 1997

Georg Solti  Hungarian Conductor


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First Name Georg
Last Name Solti
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st October, 1912
Birthplace Budapest
Died 5th September, 1997
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Libra
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality Hungarian
Occupation Conductor

Sir Georg Solti, KBE (born György Stern; 21 October 1912 – 5 September 1997) was a Hungarian-born British orchestral and operatic conductor, best known for his appearances with opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London, and as a long-serving music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Born in Budapest, he studied there with Béla Bartók, Leó Weiner and Ernő Dohnányi. In the 1930s, he was a répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera and worked at the Salzburg Festival for Arturo Toscanini. His career was interrupted by the rise of the Nazis' influence on Hungarian politics, and being of Jewish background he fled the increasingly harsh Hungarian anti-Jewish laws in 1938. After conducting a season of Russian ballet in London at the Royal Opera House he found refuge in Switzerland, where he remained during the Second World War. Prohibited from conducting there, he earned a living as a pianist.

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