The Solti Centenary Concert in Chicago celebrated Sir Georg Solti’s 100th birthday on October 21, 2012, featuring the World Orchestra for Peace. This unique ensemble owes its existence to the vision of its founder, Sir Georg Solti, who believed passionately in peace and the power of music and musicians to be ambassadors for peace. Charmingly hosted by Solti’s widow, Lady Solti, and featuring soloists such as Angela Gheorghiu and René Pape as well as members of the Georg Solti Accademia, this memorable evening presents musical highlights, all of which played a significant role in Solti’s life and career.
Definitely a worthy tribute to one of the most important conductors of the 20th century.
Solti Centenary Concert
Live recording from Symphony Center, Chicago, 2012
Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Rene Pape (bass), Tereza Gevorgyan (soprano), Matilda Paulsson (mezzo-soprano), Roberto Gomez-Ortiz (tenor) & Ross Ramgobin (baritone)
Members of the Georg Solti Accademia & World Orchestra for Peace, Valery Gergiev
Special Bonus Feature: “Solti’s Vision”, a film about the World Orchestra for Peace
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, dts-HD Master Audio 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9, 1080i FULL HD
Subtitle Languages: DE, FR / DE (Bonus)
Running Time: 112 mins + 21 mins (Bonus)