Solti Conducts Bartók
Decca 478 3706 (7 CDs)
Bartók: Dance Suite (15:53)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti
Kodály: Háry János: Suite, Op 35a (21:36)
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti
Sir Georg Solti was an exclusive Decca artist for 50 years. In 1947, he signed his first contract with the label as a pianist and that same year he made his first recording as a conductor. A musician with extraordinarily wide musical interests and sympathies, Solti was without doubt one of the most important conductors of the second half of the twentieth century. His 100th birthday in 2012 is being celebrated on Decca with a full range of releases.