Memoirs

[Sir George Solti] ✓ Memoirs ✓ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Memoirs He then moves on to similar posts in Frankfurt and in London at Covent Garden. He tells the story of a musical education that began in his native Budapest when his mother recognized and helped foster his talent. One of the great music makers of our time has written a memoir as rich in event and adventure as it is in its reflections on, and insights into, music.                 Sir Georg Solti, in these pages, relives

Memoirs

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Rating : 4.92 (531 Votes)
Asin : 067944596X
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 258 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-01-14
Language : English

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"Inspiring and revealing to classical music lovers." according to A Customer. This book is somewhat self-serving to the late Sir Georg, but it also brings a touching amount of humanity to one of the brightest recent stars of the classical music universe. These "intimate" memoirs are specially interesting given the high status awarded to great conductors and the have general perception that they are autocratic geniuses. Georg Solti does not display false modesty here, yet he does reveal sufficient elements of his ordinary life for us to understand how he developed his extraordinary art. David Mayger said The Maestro's Life in Easy stages. A well-written, rather breezy account of the Maestro's life, from birth to his retirement from the Chicago Symphony. A little too much detail on his childhood years--who hasn't read all that can be read about Europe before WW II?--and not enough detail on what made his performances of opera and symphonic works so special. I could have done with more detail on how and why he phrases certain passages the way he does, his choice of tempo, etc. Also, I would have enjoyed his views on how to build a successful pr. New hardcover editions are available Wonderful book! You can buy new, hardcover editions from the Chicago Symphony's gift store. Check them out on-line at []

Lipkis, Moravian Coll., Bethlehem, Pa.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. To fans of Sir George, this splendid volume of reminiscences will confirm his status as one of the preeminent conductors of this century. Solti's graciousness, warm-hearted generosity, and bonhomie shine forth from every page. Because Solti died a few months after completing these memoirs, his enthusiastic plans for future recording projects and programming will not be realized, making this autobiography his final accomplishment. In the final chapter, "Music, First and Last," Solti comments at length on his favorite composers and their works with many anecdotal asides. Chapter 7, "The World," reflects the author's status as an international citizen. . From Lib

He then moves on to similar posts in Frankfurt and in London at Covent Garden. He tells the story of a musical education that began in his native Budapest when his mother recognized and helped foster his talent. One of the great music makers of our time has written a memoir as rich in event and adventure as it is in its reflections on, and insights into, music.                 Sir Georg Solti, in these pages, relives an unparalleled musical life. We watch as he continues his journey through the top ranks of the musical world and becomes, in 1969, director of the Chicago Symphony, a post he holds with brilliance and renown for twenty-two years. We follow him from 1991 on as he pursues for th

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