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Georg Solti discography

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Solti in 1975
Solti in 1975

The conductor Sir Georg Solti recorded throughout his career for the Decca Record Company. During the 1950s and 1960s Decca had an alliance with RCA Records in the US and some of Solti's recordings were first issued on the RCA label.


Solti's first recordings were as a piano accompanist, playing at sessions in Zürich for the violinist Georg Kulenkampff in 1947.[1] Decca's senior producer, Victor Olof, did not much admire Solti as a conductor[2] (nor did Walter Legge, Olof's opposite number at EMI's Columbia Records),[3] but Olof's younger colleague at Decca John Culshaw held Solti in high regard. With Culshaw, and later James Walker, producing his recordings, Solti's career as a recording artist flourished.[1]

Solti's most celebrated recording was Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen made in Vienna, with Culshaw producing, between 1958 and 1965. It has twice been voted the greatest recording ever made, the first poll being of readers of Gramophone magazine in 1999,[4] and the second of professional music critics in 2011, carried out for the BBC.[5]

For Decca, Solti made more than 250 recordings, including 45 complete opera sets. Among the international honours given for his recordings were 31 Grammy awards – more than any other recording artist, whether classical or popular.[6]


In entries below for operas, only the singers of the leading roles are listed. Where Solti appears as pianist rather than a conductor his name is given in the soloists column. Recording dates are shown by year followed by month, to enable sorting, using the arrows in the column headings.



Composer Work Soloists Chorus Orchestra Date Awards Notes
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 Georg Kulenkampff, Georg Solti 1947-01
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 Georg Kulenkampff, Georg Solti 1947-06
Schubert Schwanengesang Max Lichtegg [de], Georg Solti 1947-06
Beethoven Egmont Overture Tonhalle Orchester Zürich 1947-06
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 Georg Kulenkampff, Georg Solti 1948-07
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 Georg Kulenkampff, Georg Solti 1948-07
Mozart Violin Sonata K454 Georg Kulenkampff, Georg Solti 1948-07
Haydn Symphony No. 103 LPO 1949-08
Verdi La forza del destino Overture LPO 1949-08
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 LPO 1950-11
Suppé Die Leichte Kavallerie Overture LPO 1951-04
Suppé Pique Dame Overture LPO 1951-04
Suppé Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien LPO 1951-04
Suppé Dichter und Bauer Overture LPO 1951-04
Haydn Symphony No. 102 LPO 1951-11
Strauss, R Elektra – Ich will nichts hören; Was willst du, fremder Mensch? Christel Goltz, Elisabeth Höngen, Ferdinand Frantz Bayerisches Staatsorchester 1952-08 Deutsche Grammophon by arrangement with Decca
Bartók Dance Suite LPO 1952-11
Kodály Dances of Galánta LPO 1952-11
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 LSO 1952-11
Haydn Symphony No. 100 LPO 1954-04
Mozart Symphony No. 38 LSO 1954-04
Mozart Symphony No. 25 LSO 1954-04
Kodály Psalmus Hungaricus William McAlpine LPC LPO 1954-04 & 05 Naxos Classical Archives 9.80303
Kodály Variations on a Hungarian Folksong "The Peacock" William McAlpine LPC LPO 1954-04 & 05
Brahms Requiem Lore Wissmann, Theo Adam Frankfurt Opera Chorus Frankfurt Opera Orchestra 1954-11 Capitol Records by arrangement with Decca
Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta LPO 1955-02
Kodály Háry János Suite LPO 1955-02
Rossini L'italiana in Algeri Overture LPO 1955-02 & 04
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture LPO 1955-02 & 04
Beethoven Violin Concerto Mischa Elman LPO 1955-04
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2 Paris Conservatoire Orchestra 1956-05
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin – Letter Scene Renata Tebaldi Chicago Lyric Opera 1956-11 Live
Boito Mefistofele – L'altra notte Renata Tebaldi Chicago Lyric Opera 1956-11 Live
Ponchielli La gioconda – L'amo come il fulgor Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato Chicago Lyric Opera 1956-11 Live
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro – Voi che sapete Giulietta Simionato Chicago Lyric Opera 1956-11 Live
Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila – Mon cœur Giulietta Simionato Chicago Lyric Opera 1956-11 Live
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana – Voi lo sapete Giulietta Simionato Chicago Lyric Opera 1956-11 Live
Giordano Andrea Chénier – Nemico della patria Ettore Bastianini Chicago Lyric Opera 1956-11 Live
Rossini-Respighi La boutique fantasque Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 1957-03
Dukas L'apprenti sorcier Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 1957-03
Wagner Die Walküre Act II (excerpt); Act III Kirsten Flagstad, Set Svanholm, Otto Edelmann, Marianne Schech VPO 1957-05
Strauss, R Arabella Otto Edelmann, Ira Malaniuk, Lisa Della Casa, Hilde Gueden, George London, Anton Dermota Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1957-05 & 06
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 1958-05
Schubert Symphony No. 5 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 1958-05
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 1958-05
Mozart Serenade No. 13 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 1958-05
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Julius Katchen LSO 1958-06
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann – Barcarolle ROHO 1958-06
Ponchielli La gioconda – Dance of the Hours ROHO 1958-06
Rossini L'italiana in Algeri Overture ROHO 1958-06
Rossini Semiramide Overture ROHO 1958-06
Verdi La traviata Preludes to Acts I and III ROHO 1958-06
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 VPO 1958-09 & 10
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 VPO 1958-09 & 10
Wagner Das Rheingold George London, Set Svanholm, Gustav Neidlinger, Paul Kuen, Kirsten Flagstad, Claire Watson VPO 1958-09 & 10
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Clifford Curzon VPO 1958-10
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 VPO 1959-05
Suppé Dichter und Bauer Overture VPO 1959-05
Suppé Pique Dame Overture VPO 1959-05
Suppé Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien VPO 1959-05
Suppé Die Leichte Kavallerie Overture VPO 1959-05
Borodin Prince Igor Overture BPO 1959-06
Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture BPO 1959-06
Mussorgsky Khovanshchina Prelude BPO 1959-06
Mussorgsky Khovanshchina – Dance of the Persian Slaves BPO 1959-06
Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain BPO 1959-06
Gounod Faust – Ballet Music ROHO 1960-01
Offenbach, arr. Rosenthal Gaîté parisienne ROHO 1960-05
Verdi Un ballo in maschera Birgit Nilsson, Sylvia Stahlman, Giulietta Simionato, Carlo Bergonzi, Cornell MacNeil, Fernando Corena Santa Cecilia Academy Chorus Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra 1960-07 and 1961-07
Wagner Tristan und Isolde Fritz Uhl, Birgit Nilsson, Arnold van Mill, Tom Krause, Regina Resnik Vienna Singverein VPO 1960-09
Mahler Symphony No. 4 Sylvia Stahlman Concertgebouw Orchestra 1961-02
Verdi Aida Leontyne Price, Rita Gorr, Jon Vickers, Robert Merrill Rome Opera Chorus Rome Opera Orchestra 1961-06 & 07
Wagner Tannhäuser Overture and Venusberg Music VPO 1961-10
Wagner Rienzi Overture VPO 1961-10
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer Overture VPO 1961-10
Strauss, R Salome Birgit Nilsson, Gerhard Stolze, Grace Hoffman, Eberhard Waechter, Waldemar Kmentt VPO 1961-10
Wagner Siegfried Wolfgang Windgassen, Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson, Gerhard Stolze VPO 1962-05 & 10 & 11
Verdi Falstaff Geraint Evans, Robert Merrill, Alfredo Kraus, Ilva Ligabue, Mirella Freni, Giulietta Simionato RCA Italiana Chorus RCA Italiana Orchestra 1963-07 Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra performing pseudonymously
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring VPO 1963-09 Unpublished
Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta LSO 1963-12
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin – Ballet LSO 1963-12
Mahler Symphony No. 1 LSO 1964-01 & 02
Wagner Götterdämmerung Wolfgang Windgassen, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Gustav Neidlinger, Gottlob Frick, Birgit Nilsson, Claire Watson, Christa Ludwig Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1964-10 & 11
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra LSO 1965-02
Bartók Dance Suite LSO 1965-05
Verdi Don Carlos Carlo Bergonzi, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Martti Talvela, Renata Tebaldi, Grace Bumbry ROHC ROHO 1965-06 & 07
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 VPO 1965-10
Wagner Die Walküre James King, Gottlob Frick, Hans Hotter, Régine Crespin, Birgit Nilsson, Christa Ludwig VPO 1965-10 & 11
Wagner Siegfried Idyll VPO 1965-11
Borodin Prince Igor Overture LSO 1966-01 & 02
Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture LSO 1966-01 & 02
Mussorgsky Khovanshchina Prelude LSO 1966-01 & 02
Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain LSO 1966-01 & 02
Brahms Symphony No. 1 LSO 1966-01 & 02 Unpublished
Borodin Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dances LSO 1966-05
Liadov The Enchanted Lake LSO 1966-05
Mahler Symphony No. 2 Heather Harper, Helen Watts LSC LSO 1966-05
Strauss, R Elektra Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Marie Collier, Gerhard Stolze, Tom Krause Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1966-06 & 09 & 11 and 1967-02 & 06
Bruckner Symphony No. 8 VPO 1966-11 &12
Mahler Symphony No. 9 LSO 1967-04 & 05
Verdi Requiem Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Martti Talvela Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1967-11
Schumann Symphony No. 3 VPO 1967-11
Schumann Symphony No. 4 VPO 1967-11
Mahler Symphony No. 3 Helen Watts Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, Ambrosian Opera Chorus LSO 1968-01
Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream – Helena! Hermia! Anne Howells, Elizabeth Robson, Kenneth McDonald, Delme Bryn-Jones ROHO 1968-02 Covent Garden 21st Anniversary Gala
Beethoven Fidelio – Mir ist so wunderbar Gwyneth Jones, John Dobson, Elizabeth Robson, David Kelly ROHO 1968-02 Covent Garden 21st Anniversary Gala
Bizet Carmen Prelude to Act I ROHO 1968-02 Covent Garden 21st Anniversary Gala
Britten Billy Budd – O Beauty Forbes Robinson ROHO 1968-02 Covent Garden 21st Anniversary Gala
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro – Dove sono Joan Carlyle ROHO 1968-02 Covent Garden 21st Anniversary Gala
Strauss, R Der Rosenkavalier – Herr Kavalier! Yvonne Minton, Michael Langdon ROHO 1968-02 Covent Garden 21st Anniversary Gala
Verdi Otello – Fuoco di gioia Tito Gobbi, John Lanigan, John Dobson ROHO 1968-02 Covent Garden 21st Anniversary Gala
Wagner Kinder-Katechismus Wiener Sängerknaben VPO 1968-03 & 04
Strauss, R Der Rosenkavalier Régine Crespin, Manfred Jungwirth, Yvonne Minton, Otto Wiener, Helen Donath Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1968-10 & 11 and 1969-01& 06
Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Marilyn Horne, Pilar Lorengar, Helen Donath ROHC ROHO 1969-06 & 07
Schumann Symphony No. 1 VPO 1969-09
Schumann Symphony No. 2 VPO 1969-09
Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale VPO 1969-09
Schumann Julius Cäsar – Overture VPO 1969-09
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Martti Talvela, Stuart Burrows, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Cristina Deutekom, Pilar Lorengar Wiener Sängerknaben, Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1969-09 & 10
Mahler Symphony No. 5 CSO 1970-03 & 04
Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Four Songs Yvonne Minton CSO 1970-03 & 04
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Yvonne Minton CSO 1970-03 & 04
Mahler Symphony No. 6 In A Minor CSO 1970-03 & 04
Wagner Tannhäuser Hans Sotin, René Kollo, Victor Braun, Werner Hollweg (de), Helga Dernesch, Christa Ludwig Wiener Sängerknaben, Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1970-10
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 Vladimir Ashkenazy CSO 1971-05
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 Vladimir Ashkenazy CSO 1971-05
Mahler Symphony No. 7 CSO 1971-05
Mahler Symphony No. 8 Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Arleen Auger, Yvonne Minton, Helen Watts, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela Wiener Sängerknaben, Vienna Singverein, Vienna State Opera Chorus CSO 1971-08 & 09
Wagner Parsifal René Kollo, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hans Hotter, Gottlob Frick, Zoltán Kélémen, Christa Ludwig Wiener Sängerknaben, Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1971-12 and 1972-02 & 06 & 11
Elgar Symphony No. 1 LPO 1972-02
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde Yvonne Minton, René Kollo CSO 1972-05
Strauss, R Don Juan CSO 1972-05
Wagner Die Meistersinger – Prelude to Act I CSO 1972-05
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 CSO 1972-05
Beethoven Egmont Overture CSO 1972-05
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture CSO 1972-05
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 Vladimir Ashkenazy CSO 1972-05
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 Vladimir Ashkenazy CSO 1972-05
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 Vladimir Ashkenazy CSO 1972-05
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Pilar Lorengar, Yvonne Minton, Stuart Burrows, Martti Talvela CSC CSO 1972-05 & 06
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique CSO 1972-05 & 06
Mozart Così fan tutte Ryland Davies, Tom Krause, Gabriel Bacquier, Pilar Lorengar, Teresa Berganza, Jane Berbié ROHC LPO 1973-07 & 10 and 1974-02
Puccini La bohème Plácido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, Sherrill Milnes, Judith Blegen, Ruggero Raimondi Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, John Alldis Choir LPO 1974 ? Released 1974-10
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 CSO 1974-05
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 CSO 1974-05
Beethoven Symphony No. 8 CSO 1974-05
Weber Oberon Overture CSO 1974-05
Berlioz Les Francs-Juges (fr) Overture CSO 1974-05
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 CSO 1974-05
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 CSO 1974-05
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 CSO 1974-05
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring CSO 1974-05
Bach Suite No. 3 – Air CSO 1974-05
Elgar Enigma Variations CSO 1974-05
Liszt Tasso, lamento e trionfo Paris Orchestra 1974-05 & 06
Liszt Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe (de) Paris Orchestra 1974-05 & 06
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Anna Reynolds, Teresa Kubiak (pl), Julia Hamari, Bernd Weikl, Stuart Burrows, Nicolai Ghiaurov John Alldis Choir ROHO 1974-06 & 07
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 CSO 1974-09
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 CSO 1974-09
Beethoven Coriolan Overture CSO 1974-09
Elgar Symphony No. 2 LPO 1975-02 N
Strauss, R Till Eulenspiegel CSO 1975-05
Strauss, R Also sprach Zarathustra CSO 1975-05 G
Schoenberg Variations for Orchestra CSO 1975-05
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 CSO 1975-05
Bizet Carmen Tatiana Troyanos, Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, José van Dam Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School Choir, John Alldis Choir LPO and National Philharmonic 1975-07 & 12 N The LPO was unavailable for some sessions and the Nat Phil played instead
Wagner Die Meistersinger Norman Bailey, Kurt Moll, Bernd Weikl, René Kollo, Adolf Dallapozza, Hannelore Bode, Julia Hamari Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1975-09 & 10 and 1976-03
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2 Kyung-Wha Chung LPO 1976-02
Elgar Cockaigne Overture LPO 1976-02
Stravinsky Oedipus Rex Alec McCowen, Peter Pears, Kerstin Meyer, Donald McIntyre, Stafford Dean John Alldis Choir LPO 1976-03
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer Norman Bailey, Martti Talvela, Janis Martin, René Kollo CSC CSO 1976-05
Ravel Boléro CSO 1976-05 G,N,N
Debussy La mer CSO 1976-05
Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune CSO 1976-05 N
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 CSO 1976-05
Wagner Die Meistersinger Prelude to Act I CSO 1976-06
Wagner Tannhäuser Overture CSO 1976-06
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer Overture CSO 1976-06 N
Wagner Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod CSO 1976-06
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 CSO 1976-06
Strauss, R Arabella Hans Kraemmer, Margarita Lilowa, Gundula Janowitz, Sona Ghazarian, Bernd Weikl, René Kollo Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1977-01 & 02 Video
Elgar Violin Concerto Kyung-Wha Chung LPO 1977-02
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance Marches 1–5 LPO 1977-02 & 03
Walton Belshazzar's Feast Benjamin Luxon LPC LPO 1977-03 N
Walton Coronation Te Deum Choirs of Chichester, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals LPO 1977-03
Strauss, R Ein Heldenleben VPO 1977-03 and 1978-03
Verdi Quattro pezzi sacri Jo Ann Pickens CSC CSO 1977-03 and 1978-05
Elgar (arr) God Save the Queen LPO 1977-04
Liszt Les Préludes LPO 1977-04 & 06
Liszt Prometheus LPO 1977-04 & 06
Liszt Festklänge LPO 1977-04 & 06
Beethoven Missa Solemnis Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Mallory Walker, Gwynne Howell CSC CSO 1977-05 G
Wagner Tristan und Isolde – Prelude and Liebestod CSO 1977-05
Wagner Tannhäuser Overture CSO 1977-05
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn CSO 1977-05
Verdi Requiem Leontyne Price, Dame Janet Baker, Veriano Luchetti, José van Dam CSC CSO 1977-06 G RCA recording by arrangement with Decca
Verdi Othello Carlo Cossutta, Gabriel Bacquier, Peter Dvorský, Margaret Price, Jane Berbié Wiener Sängerknaben, Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1977-09
Berlioz Roméo et Juliette, excerpts CSO 1977-10 Video, Live
Strauss Tod und Verklärung CSO 1977-10 Video, Live
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel CSO 1977-10 Video, Live
Strauss, R Vier letzte Lieder Lucia Popp CSO 1977-10 Video, Live
Mussorgsky Prelude to Khovanshchina CSO 1977-10 Video, Live
Prokofiev Classical Symphony CSO 1977-10 Video, Live
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 CSO 1977-10 Video, Live
Strauss, R Ariadne auf Naxos Tatiana Troyanos, Edita Gruberová, René Kollo, Barry McDaniel, Walter Berry LPO 1977-11 & 12 and 1978-02 & 10
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 Alicia de Larrocha LPO 1977-12
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 Alicia de Larrocha LPO 1977-12
Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3 Vladimir Ashkenazy LPO 1978-02
Holst The Planets LPC LPO 1978-02 N
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel Brigitte Fassbaender, Lucia Popp, Walter Berry, Julia Hamari, Anny Schlemm Wiener Sängerknaben VPO 1978-02 & 03 & 06 & 09
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem Kiri Te Kanawa, Bernd Weikl CSC CSO 1978-05 G
Brahms Symphony No. 3 CSO 1978-05 G,G
Brahms Symphony No. 4 CSO 1978-05 G,G
Brahms Academic Festival Overture CSO 1978-05
Brahms Tragic Overture CSO 1978-05
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 CSO 1978-09 Video. Live
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 CSO 1978-09 Video. Live
Verdi Falstaff Gabriel Bacquier, Richard Stilwell, Max-René Cosotti, Karan Armstrong, Jutta-Renate Ihloff, Márta Szirmay (hu) Deutsche Oper Berlin Chorus, Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1978-10 Soundtrack for video
Mozart Don Giovanni Bernd Weikl, Gabriel Bacquier, Margaret Price, Kurt Moll, Stuart Burrows, Sylvia Sass, Lucia Popp, Alfred Sramek (de) London Opera Chorus London Philharmonic Orchestra 1978-10 & 11
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture CSO 1978-12 Video
Rossini La gazza ladra Overture CSO 1978-12 Video
Rossini L'italiana in Algeri Overture CSO 1978-12 Video
Rossini La scala di seta Overture CSO 1978-12 Video
Rossini Semiramide Overture CSO 1978-12 Video
Rossini Le siège de Corinthe Overture CSO 1978-12 Video
Brahms Symphony No. 1 CSO 1979-01 G,G
Bartók Duke Bluebeard's Castle Kolos Kováts, Sylvia Sass, István Sztankay (hu) LPO 1979-03 N
Beethoven Fidelio Hildegard Behrens, Theo Adam, Peter Hofmann, Hans Sotin CSC CSO 1979-03
Bartók Piano Concerto No. 2 Vladimir Ashkenazy LPO 1979-03 and 1980-02
Bruckner Symphony No. 6 CSO 1979-05 G,N
Tippett Symphony No. 4 CSO 1979-06 & 10
Strauss Eine Alpensinfonie Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 1979-09
Mozart Symphony No. 40 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 1979-09 Unpublished
Mozart Symphony No. 41 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 1979-09 Unpublished
Brahms Symphony No. 2 CSO 1979-1 G,G
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Kyung-Wha Chung CSO 1979-10 Video. Live
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 CSO 1979-10 Video. Live
Bruckner Symphony No. 6 CSO 1979-10 Video. Live
Del Tredici Final Alice Barbara Hendricks CSO 1979-10 and 1980-01
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra CSO 1979-10 and 1980-01 Unpublished [8]
Elgar In the South LPO 1979-12
Elgar Falstaff LPO 1979-12
Haydn Symphony No. 96 LPO 1979-12
Haydn Symphony No. 101 LPO 1979-12
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 CSO 1980-01 Unpublished
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 CSO 1980-01 Unpublished
Bruckner Symphony No. 5 CSO 1980-01
Mahler Symphony No. 2 Isobel Buchanan, Mira Zakai CSC CSO 1980-05 G,G
MussorgskyRavel Pictures at an Exhibition CSO 1980-05
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin CSO 1980-05
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel Brigitte Fassbaender, Edita Gruberová, Hermann Prey, Helga Dernesch, Sena Jurinac Wiener Sängerknaben VPO 1980-06 & 09 Soundtrack for video
Liszt Les préludes Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 1980-12 Video. Live
Smetana Má Vlast No. 2 "Vltava" Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 1980-12 Video. Live
Strauss, R Don Juan Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 1980-12 Video. Live
Bartók Dance Suite CSO 1981-01
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra CSO 1981-01
Tippett Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles CSO 1981-01
Bruckner Symphony No. 4 CSO 1981-01
Bartók Piano Concerto No. 1 Vladimir Ashkenazy LPO 1981-04
Berlioz La damnation de Faust Frederica von Stade, Kenneth Riegel (de), José van Dam CSC CSO 1981-05 G,N For details, see La damnation de Faust (Georg Solti recording)
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Thomas Allen, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade London Opera Chorus LPO 1981-05 & 06 & 12 G For details, see Le nozze di Figaro (Georg Solti recording)
Schubert Symphony No. 9 VPO 1981-06
Haydn Die Schöpfung Norma Burrowes, Rüdiger Wohlers (de), James Morris, Sylvia Greenberg (de), Siegmund Nimsgern CSC CSO 1981-11 G
Haydn Symphony No. 102 LPO 1981-12
Haydn Symphony No. 103 LPO 1981-12
Mozart Symphony No. 38 CSO 1982-04 & 05
Mozart Symphony No. 39 CSO 1982-04 & 05
Mahler Symphony No. 9 CSO 1982-05 G,G,G
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 CSO 1982-05
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet – excerpts CSO 1982-05
Verdi Un ballo in maschera Margaret Price, Kathleen Battle, Christa Ludwig, Luciano Pavarotti, Renato Bruson London Opera Chorus National Philharmonic Orchestra 1982-05 & 06 and 1983-05 N
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Murray Perahia, Sir Georg Solti 1982-09 CBS recording by arrangement with Decca
Wagner Das Rheingold – Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla VPO 1982-10
Wagner Die WalküreRide of the Valkyries VPO 1982-10
Wagner Die WalküreWotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music VPO 1982-10
Wagner Siegfried – Forest Murmurs VPO 1982-10
Wagner Götterdämmerung – Siegfried's Funeral March, and Finale VPO 1982-10
Mahler Symphony No. 3 Helga Dernesch Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus, CSC CSO 1982-11
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 CSO 1983-01
Mahler Symphony No. 4 Kiri Te Kanawa CSO 1983-04 N
Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen Hildegard Behrens, Siegfried Jerusalem et al. Bayreuth Festival Chorus Bayreuth Festival Orchestra 1983-07 & 08 Live.
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 1 Kyung-Wha Chung CSO 1983-10
Mahler Symphony No. 1 CSO 1983-10
Berg Violin Concerto Kyung-Wha Chung CSO 1983-10
Haydn Symphony No. 94 LPO 1983-11 & 12
Puccini Tosca Kiri Te Kanawa, Giacomo Aragall, Leo Nucci, Malcolm King Welsh National Opera Chorus National Philharmonic Orchestra 1984-02 & 03 & 05
Schoenberg Moses und Aron Franz Mazura, Philip Langridge, Aage Haugland, Barbara Bonney Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus, CSC CSO 1984-04 & 05 G
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 CSO 1984-05
Mozart Piano Quartet K478 Sir Georg Solti, Melos String Quartet 1984-06
Mozart Symphony No. 40 Chamber Orchestra of Europe 1984-06
Mozart Symphony No. 41 Chamber Orchestra of Europe 1984-06
Schubert Symphony No. 5 VPO 1984-09
Schubert Symphony No. 8 VPO 1984-09
Handel Messiah Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Gjevang, Keith Lewis, Gwynne Howell CSC CSO 1984-10
Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail Edita Gruberová, Kathleen Battle, Gösta Winbergh, Heinz Zednik, Martti Talvela Vienna State Opera Concert Choir VPO 1984-11 and 1985-12 N
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 Alicia de Larrocha Chamber Orchestra of Europe 1985-03
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26 Alicia de Larrocha Chamber Orchestra of Europe 1985-03
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 CSO 1985-04 N
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 CSO 1985-04 N
Haydn Symphony No. 104 LPO 1985-05
Bruckner Symphony No. 9 CSO 1985-09 &10
Mozart Piano Quartet, K493 Sir Georg Solti, Melos String Quartet 1985-10
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 András Schiff CSO 1985-10
Dohnányi Variations on a Nursery Song András Schiff CSO 1985-10
Wagner Lohengrin Plácido Domingo, Jessye Norman, Siegmund Nimsgern, Eva Randová, Hans Sotin, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Vienna State Opera Concert Choir VPO 1985-11 & 12 and 1986-06 G,N
Liszt A Faust Symphony Siegfried Jerusalem CSC CSO 1986-01 G
Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever CSO 1986-01
Smith-Stock The Star-Spangled Banner CSC CSO 1986-01
Downs Bear Down, Chicago Bears CSC CSO 1986-01
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet CSO 1986-01
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture CSO 1986-01
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite CSO 1986-01
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Jessye Norman, Reinhild Runkel, Robert Schunk, Hans Sotin CSC CSO 1986-09 G,N
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 CSO 1986-10
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 CSO 1986-10 N
Haydn Symphony No. 99 LPO 1986-11
Schubert, arr Liszt Wanderer Fantasie Jorge Bolet LPO 1986-7
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 Jorge Bolet LPO 1986-7
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 Jorge Bolet LPO 1986-7
Bach St Matthew Passion Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Olaf Bär, Tom Krause Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus, CSC CSO 1987-03 N
Haydn Symphony No. 93 LPO 1987-04 & 05
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 CSO 1987-09
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 CSO 1987-09
Bartók Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion Murray Perahia, Sir Georg Solti 1987-10(?) G CBS recording by arrangement with Decca
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Schumann András Schiff, Sir Georg Solti 1988-04
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 András Schiff VPO 1988-04
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 CSO 1988-05
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 CSO 1988-05
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 CSO 1988-05 and 1988-10 N
Beethoven Symphony No. 8 CSO 1988-05 and 1988-10 N
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite CSO 1988-10
Verdi Simon Boccanegra Leo Nucci, Kiri Te Kanawa, Giacomo Aragall, Paata Burchuladze, Paolo Coni (it) La Scala Chorus La Scala Orchestra 1988-12
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 CSO 1989-02 Live
Strauss, R Die Frau ohne Schatten Plácido Domingo, Júlia Várady, José van Dam, Hildegard Behrens, Sumi Jo Wiener Sängerknaben, Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1989-03 & 04 & 09 &10 and 1991-10
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 CSO 1989-05
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin Suite CSO 1989-05 & 11 and 1990-02
Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta CSO 1989-05 & 11 and 1990-02
Mozart Triple Piano Concerto K242 Daniel Barenboim, András Schiff, Sir Georg Solti English Chamber Orchestra 1989-06
Mozart Double Piano Concerto K365 Daniel Barenboim, Sir Georg Solti English Chamber Orchestra 1989-06
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 Sir Georg Solti English Chamber Orchestra 1989-06
Berlioz La damnation de Faust Anne Sofie von Otter, Keith Lewis, José van Dam, Peter Roser CSC CSO 1989-08 Video
Haydn Symphony No. 100 LPO 1989-10
Haydn Symphony No. 97 LPO 1989-10
Verdi Fifteen operatic choruses CSC CSO 1989-11
Verdi Requiem – Sanctus CSC CSO 1989-11
Bruckner Symphony No. 8 CSO 1989-11 Unpublished
Beethoven Egmont Overture CSO 1989-11 and 1990-01
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 CSO 1989-11 and 1990-01
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 CSO 1989-11 and 1990-01
Debussy Nocturnes CSC CSO 1990-01 Live
Bartók Divertimento CSO 1990-01
Bach Mass in B minor Felicity Lott, Anne Sofie von Otter, Hans Peter Blochwitz, William Shimell, Gwynne Howell CSC CSO 1990-01 G Live
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 VPO 1990-05 Live
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 VPO 1990-05 Live
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Kurt Moll, Uwe Heilmann, Andreas Schmidt, Sumi Jo, Ruth Ziesak, Michael Kraus, Lotte Leitner Wiener Sängerknaben, Vienna State Opera Concert Choir VPO 1990-05 & 12
Strauss, R Lieder Op. 10/1,3 and 8, Op. 15/1, Op. 17/2, Op. 21/1, Op. 27/2 and 4, Op. 36/3, Op. 43/2, Op. 69/5 and Av72 Kiri Te Kanawa, Georg Solti 1990-06
Strauss, R Vier letzte Lieder Kiri Te Kanawa VPO 1990-06
Various "Orchestra!" Music from the Channel 4 documentary series Dudley Moore Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra 1990-06 Video
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 CSO 1990-10 Live
Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune CSO 1990-10 Live
Mahler Symphony No. 5 CSO 1990-11 Live
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra VPO 1990-11 Video. Live
Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3 András Schiff VPO 1990-11 Video. Live
Bartók Dance Suite VPO 1990-11 Video. Live
Bruckner Symphony No. 8 CSO 1990-11 Live
Mozart Mass in C minor K427 Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, Anne Sofie von Otter, Uwe Heilmann, René Pape Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1990-12
Haydn Symphony No. 98 London Philharmonic Orchestra 1991-02
Verdi Otello Luciano Pavarotti, Leo Nucci, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Kiri Te Kanawa, Elzbieta Ardam Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus CSO 1991-04 Live
Tippett Byzantium Faye Robinson CSO 1991-04 Live
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 1991-09 Live
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 1991-09 Live
Debussy La mer CSO 1991-10 Live
Bruckner Symphony No. 2 CSO 1991-10
Verdi Simon Boccanegra Alexandru Agache, Kiri Te Kanawa, Michael Sylvester, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Alan Opie ROHC ROHO 1991-11 Video. Live
Mozart Requiem Arleen Auger, Cecilia Bartoli, Vinson Cole, René Pape Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1991-12 Live. Video
Haydn Die Jahreszeiten Ruth Ziesak, Uwe Heilmann, René Pape CSC CSO 1992-05 Live
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique CSO 1992-06 Live
Liszt Les préludes CSO 1992-06 Live
Strauss, R Die Frau ohne Schatten Thomas Moser, Cheryl Studer, Bryn Terfel, Robert Hale, Eva Marton Salzburg Children's Choir, Vienna State Opera Chorus VPO 1992-08 G,G,N Video. Live
Bruckner Symphony No. 3 In D Minor (1877) CSO 1992-11
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde Marjana Lipovšek, Thomas Moser (de) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 1992-12 Live
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 VPO 1993-02 Live
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 VPO 1993-02 Live
Verdi Falstaff José van Dam, Paolo Coni (it), Luca Canonici, Luciana Serra, Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, Marjana Lipovšek Berlin Radio Chorus BPO 1993-03 Live
Haydn Die Schöpfung Ruth Ziesak, Herbert Lippert, René Pape, Anton Scharinger CSC CSO 1993-10 & 11 Live
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements CSO 1993-11
Stravinsky Petrushka CSO 1993-11 Live
Stravinsky A Card Game CSO 1993-11 Live
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 CSO 1993-11
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody CSO 1993-11
Kodály Háry János Suite CSO 1993-11
Weiner Csongor És Tünde – Introduction and Scherzo CSO 1993-11
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances CSO 1993-11
Bartók Hungarian Sketches CSO 1993-11
Beethoven Missa Solemnis Júlia Várady, Iris Vermillion, Vinson Cole, René Pape Berlin Radio Chorus BPO 1994-03 Live
Mozart Così fan tutte Frank Lopardo, Olaf Bär, Michele Pertusi (it), Renée Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter, Adelina Scarabelli London Voices Chamber Orchestra Of Europe 1994-05 Live
Wagner Die Meistersinger Prelude to Act I Solti Orchestral Project 1994-06 Live
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 Solti Orchestral Project 1994-06 Live
Smetana The Bartered Bride Overture Solti Orchestral Project 1994-06 Live
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn Solti Orchestral Project 1994-06 Live
Strauss Don Juan Solti Orchestral Project 1994-06 Live
Beethoven Immortal Beloved Soundtrack LSO 1994
Verdi La traviata Angela Gheorghiu, Frank Lopardo, Leo Nucci, Gillian Knight ROHC ROHO 1994-12 Video. Live
Bruckner Symphony No. 1 CSO 1995-02
Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 Sergei Aleksashkin CSC CSO 1995-02 Live
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances VPO 1995-04 Video. Live
Kodály Háry János Suite VPO 1995-04 Video. Live
Weiner Csongor És Tünde – Introduction and Scherzo VPO 1995-04 Video. Live
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 VPO 1995-04 Video. Live
Berlioz La Damnation De Faust – Marche Hongroise VPO 1995-04 Video. Live
Bartók Concerto For Orchestra World Orchestra for Peace 1995-07 Video. Live
Beethoven Fidelio Finale World Orchestra for Peace 1995-07 Video. Live
Rossini Guillaume Tell Overture World Orchestra for Peace 1995-07 Video. Live
Wagner Die Meistersinger José van Dam, René Pape, Ben Heppner, Herbert Lippert (de), Karita Mattila, Iris Vermillion CSC CSO 1995-09 G,N Live
Bruckner Symphony No. 0 CSO 1995-10 Live
Strauss, R Till Eulenspiegel BPO 1996-01 Live
Strauss, R Also sprach Zarathustra BPO 1996-01 Live
Strauss, R Salome – Dance of the Seven Veils BPO 1996-01 Live
Elgar Enigma Variations VPO 1996-04 Live
Kodály Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, "The Peacock" VPO 1996-04 Live
Blacher Variations on a Theme of Paganini VPO 1996-04 Live
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 – excerpts St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra 1996-04 & 05 Recorded for Anna Karenina film soundtrack
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake – excerpts St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra 1996-04 & 05 Recorded for Anna Karenina film soundtrack
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin – excerpts Galina Gorchakova St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra 1996-04 & 05 Recorded for Anna Karenina film soundtrack
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – excerpts Maxim Vengerov St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra 1996-04 & 05 Recorded for Anna Karenina film soundtrack
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky St. Petersburg Chamber Choir St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra 1996-04 & 05 Recorded for Anna Karenina film soundtrack|
Mozart Don Giovanni Michele Pertusi (it), Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Mario Luperi, Herbert Lippert (de), Ann Murray, Monica Groop, Roberto Scaltriti London Voices LPO 1996-10 N Live
Britten Peter Grimes – Embroidery in Childhood Renée Fleming, Jonathan Summers LSO 1996-12
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro – Porgi amor and Dove sono Renée Fleming LSO 1996-12
Strauss, R Daphne – Ich komme Renée Fleming LSO 1996-12
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin – Letter Scene Renée Fleming, Larissa Diadkova LSO 1996-12
Verdi Otello – Era più calmo? Renée Fleming, Larissa Diadkova LSO 1996-12
Verdi La forza del destino – Pace, pace, mio dio Angela Gheorghiu LSO 1997-01 Unpublished
Verdi Otello – Piangea cantando and Ave Maria Angela Gheorghiu LSO 1997-01 Unpublished
Verdi Rigoletto – Caro nome Angela Gheorghiu LSO 1997-01 Unpublished
Verdi Simon Boccanegra – come in quest'ora Angela Gheorghiu LSO 1997-01 Unpublished
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus CSO 1997-03
Stravinsky Symphony in C CSO 1997-03
Mussorgsky Khovanshchina Prelude CSO 1997-03
Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death Sergei Aleksashkin CSO 1997-03
Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 CSO 1997-03
Bartók Cantata Profana Tamás Daróczy (hu) Hungarian Radio and Television Choruses Budapest Festival Orchestra 1997-06 N,N
Kodály Psalmus Hungaricus Tamás Daróczy (hu) Hungarian Radio and Television Choruses Budapest Festival Orchestra 1997-06
Weiner Serenade Op. 3 Alexandru Agache Schola Cantorum Budapestiensis Budapest Festival Orchestra 1997-06
Mahler Symphony No. 5 Tonhalle Orchester Zürich 1997-07 Live. Solti's last recording


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  2. ^ Culshaw (1982), p. 88.
  3. ^ Schwarzkopf (1982), p. 79.
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  8. ^ The recording was to have been issued with the original narrative spoken by Solti in English, French, German and Italian. He eventually cancelled the release, saying, "No one can understand me in any language!" See Peck (2007), p. 8


  • Culshaw, John (1982). Putting the Record Straight. London: Secker & Warburg. ISBN 0-436-11802-5.
  • Peck, Donald (2007). The Right Place, the Right Time: Tales of Chicago Symphony Days. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-11688-0.
  • Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth (1982). On and Off the Record: A Memoir of Walter Legge. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-11928-X.

Further reading

External links

Sir Georg Solti discography at MusicBrainz

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