Thursday, June 20, 2013

Die Walkure Solti

The 1965 Decca set of Solti/Wiener is the definitive Die Walkure. This is the next best.After Solti, the other conductor who has made an impact with performances of Die Walkure is Wilhelm Furtwaengler. Many of Solti's opera recordings are the definitive accounts. He is one of the greatest conductors ever. Solti has been always spectacular in the way he interpreted music. His conducting has been amazingly expressive. He has made more than two hundred recordings, including at least forty complete opera recordings.There was a time when major recording companies had exclusive contracts with selected conductors. Deutsche Grammophon had Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989), Columbia and Sony Classical had Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) and London/Decca had Georg Solti (1912-1997).

1 comment:

  1. Solti was a great Wagner interpreter, the Decca set of 1965 being the first recording of the entire opera series.