Tag Archives: Georg Solti

Jussi 2021

I’m reading Jussi, a biography of Swedish tenor Jussi Björling from his widow Anna-Lisa Björling, and a surprisingly honest look at the life of a famous singer. It’s an appropriate week to think about Jussi. He used to celebrate his … Continue reading

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Solti Centennial

The centennial of Hungarian conductor Georg Solti arrives on October 21st.  As a Hungarian I always found it irritating that he called himself “Georg” rather than “György”.  But of course whenever I say that name aloud –and unless you’re Magyar … Continue reading

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