Solti Centenary Concert

Solti Centenary Concert. Valery Gergiev conducts the World Orchestra for Peace in a concert celebrating Sir Georg Solti’s 100th birthdayin  2012. Soloists are  Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), René Pape (bass), Tereza Gevorgyan (soprano), Matilda Paulson (mezzo-soprano), Roberto Gòmez-Ortiz (tenor), and Ross Ramgobin (baritone). Hosted by Valerie Solti. There is a bonus called "Solti's Vision" about the World Orchestra for Peace. Directed for TV and video by Peter Maniura. Released 2013, disc has 5.1 Dolby Digital sound. Grade: Help!

The World Orchestra for Peace was a Solti pet project that was pretty active in the 1990s. The WOfP still performs ad hoc from time to time with members from many orchestras and countries. Here's the program, mostly war horses that figured somehow in Solti's career:

1. Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

2. Richard Strauss Don Juan

3. Mozart "In diesen heil'gen Hallen" from The Magic Flute

4. Verdi "Addio del passato" from La Traviata

5. Mozart "la ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni

6. Verdi "bella figlia dell"amore"  from Rigoletto

7. Mahler "Adagietto" from Symphony No. 5

8. Bèla Bartók Concerto For Orchestra

9. Sousa "Stars and Stripes Forever"

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