He was one of the greatest recording artists who ever lived - not only his still unequalled record of 31 Grammys® attests to that: the present documentary illuminates the life and work of Sir Georg Solti on the 100th anniversary of his birth. We follow the Hungarian-Jewish conductor's career: as Toscanini's assistant at the Salzburg Festival, as music director in Munich and Frankfurt after the war, achieving worldwide fame with his legendary Vienna Philharmonic recording of Wagner's Ring cycle. It was as the long-serving music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra that Solti became an international star of classical music, one whose musical ardour and perfectionism remain unsurpassed to this day.
Solti: Journey of a Lifetime
A film by Georg Wübbolt, Produced by Bernhard Fleischer
Featuring Valerie Solti, Valery Gergiev, Christoph von Dohnányi, Sir Peter Jonas, Clemens Hellsberg, Ewald Markl, and many more as interview partners.
Includes several musical excerpts conducted by Sir Georg Solti.
Bonus: Sir Gerog Solti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (recorded in 1977)
Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical"
Modest Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina: Prelude