Sir Georg Solti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Overture: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Symphony No.1

Solti and Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s European Debut,
Edinburgh Festival 1971

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Recorded in 1971, the film on this DVD shows the CSO in their first ever concert outside America. As Solti himself explains in the bonus included on this DVD, the CSO masters in German repertoire, to which they bring the American virtuosity. Solti summons tremendous power, elegance and clarity from the Orchestra and their subsequent performances of Brahms’s First Symphony have been praised for their ‘dignity, energy and splendour’, which led critic William Mann to write: ‘I am tempted to describe it as the United States’ most completely accomplished orchestra’.

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