Gheorghiu, Angela / René Pape /...
Solti Centenary Concert (Chicago 2012)
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LIVE RECORDING FROM SYMPHONY CENTER, CHICAGO, 2012
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 Valerie Solti, and featuring soloists such as Angela Gheorghiuand René Pape as well as members of the Georg Solti Accademia, this memorable evening presents musical highlights, all of which played a signifi cant role in Solti s life and career. Besides excerpts from Mozart s Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöteand Don Giovannior Verdi s La Traviataand Rigoletto, this concert fi nds lovely musical moments in the Adagietto from Mahler s Fifth Symphony, Strauss Don Juanand Bartók s masterful Concerto for Orchestra. Sousa s Stars and Stripes Forever as the encore closes the performance with a smash. Conductor Valery Gergiev was a good friend of his advisor Georg Solti. Together with Lady Valerie Solti and the World Orchestra for Peacehe carries on Solti s vision and maintains his memory.