Decca release "unheard" Solti - includes Wagner, Hotter, Nilsson, etc

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 4 November 2012 | 1:33:00 pm

Released in Europe on Oct 13 it will receive its North American release 4 December. If you have access to Spotify you can hear the entire two CD set below.

Georg Solti: The Legacy 1937-1997


As Decca marks the centenary of Sir Georg Solti with several box sets devoted to many of his benchmark opera recordings comes a very special 2-CD set entitled Solti - The Legacy 1937-1997.
This 2-CD set contains 150 minutes of many previously unpublished live recordings and unpublished studio items spanning Sir Georg Solti's entire professional career as well as his 50-year exclusive association with Decca.
The accompanying booklet contains an essay by broadcaster, writer and former member of the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Jon Tolansky (who played in the orchestra during part of Sir Georg Solti's tenure as Music Director); sung texts in the original language + English are included as well as a selection of photographs.





We believe the following is the most detailed track listing available

Full Details and track list

CD 1 79.48
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
1 Abschied Schwanengesang, D957 no.7 Ludwig Rellstab 3.18
Max Lichtegg tenor · Georg Solti piano
Recording location: Radio Studios, Zurich, 25 June 1947
Recording producer: Victor Olof
Recording engineer: Arthur Haddy
P 1949 Decca Music Group Limited

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
2 Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen Die Zauberflöte 3.57
Emanuel Schikaneder
Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender baritone (Papageno)
Georg Solti glockenspiel
Wiener Philharmoniker/Arturo Toscanini
Recording location: Salzburg Festival, 1937
P 2000 Naxos Rights International Ltd

RICHARD STRAUSS (1864–1949)
3 Allein! Weh, ganz allein Elektra Hugo von Hofmannsthal 8.43
Christel Goltz soprano (Elektra)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester/Georg Solti
Recording location: Theatersaal, Amerika Haus, Munich, August 1952
Producers: Dr Fred Hamel, Siegfried Janzen
Balance engineers: Wilhelm Aulenkamp, Heinrich Keilholz, Alfred Steinke
Publisher: Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd
P 1953 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg

ALBAN BERG (1885–1935)
4 Wie kannst du die Szene gegen mich ausspielen? 7.18
[Sonaten-Durchführung] Lulu Frank Wedekind
Ernst Gutstein baritone (Dr. Schön) · Helga Pilarczyk soprano (Lulu)
Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester/Georg Solti
Recording location: Munich, 1961
Publisher: Universal Edition Wien
Licensed courtesy of BRmedia on behalf of Bayerischer Rundfunk
P 1961 Bayerischer Rundfunk

R. STRAUSS
5 Marie Theres’! … Ist ein Traum Der Rosenkavalier Hofmannsthal 14.10
Sena Jurinac soprano (Octavian) · Elisabeth Schwarzkopf soprano (Marschallin)
Hanny Steffek soprano (Sophie) · Ronald Lewis baritone (Faninal)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Georg Solti
Recorded: 17 December 1959
Publisher: Fürstner Editions
P 2012 Music Preserved

MOZART
6 Hai già vinta la causa! … Vedrò mentr’io sospiro 4.49
7 Giunse alfin il momento … Deh vieni, non tardar 5.09
Le nozze di Figaro Lorenzo da Ponte
Tito Gobbi baritone (Conte di Almaviva) · Mirella Freni soprano (Susanna)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Georg Solti
Recorded: 11 June 1963
P 2012 Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited

GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813–1901)
8 Ora e per sempre, addio … Sì, pel ciel Otello Arrigo Boito 10.37
James McCracken tenor (Otello) · Tito Gobbi baritone (Jago)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Georg Solti
Recording location: Royal Albert Hall Proms, 10 August 1964
P 2012 Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited

MOZART
9 Soave sia il vento Così fan tutte Da Ponte 3.41
Pilar Lorengar soprano (Fiordiligi)
Josephine Veasey mezzo-soprano (Dorabella) · Kieth Engen bass (Alfonso)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Georg Solti
Recorded: July 1968
P 2012 Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803–1869)
10 Merci, doux crépuscule! La Damnation de Faust 5.05
Hector Berlioz, Almire Gandonnière
Nicolai Gedda tenor (Faust)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Georg Solti
Recording location: Edinburgh Festival, 18 August 1963
P 2012 Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976)
11 Helena! — Hermia! — Demetrius! — Lysander! 5.30
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears,
after Shakespeare
Delme Bryn-Jones baritone (Demetrius) · Kenneth Macdonald tenor (Lysander)
Elizabeth Robson soprano (Helena) · Anne Howells mezzo-soprano (Hermia)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Georg Solti
Recording location: Kingsway Hall, London, 2 March 1968
Recording producer: Christopher Raeburn
Recording engineer: James Lock
Assistant recording engineer: Stanley Goodall
Publisher: Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd
P 1968 Decca Music Group Limited

UMBERTO GIORDANO (1867–1948)
12 Vicino a te Andrea Chénier Luigi Illica 7.31
Renata Tebaldi soprano (Maddalena de Coigny)
Richard Tucker tenor (Andrea Chénier)
Orchestra of the Lyric Opera, Chicago/Georg Solti
Recording location: Lyric Opera, Chicago, 10 November 1956
Publisher: Casa Musicale Sonzogno di Piero Ostali, Milano
P 2012 Decca Music Group Limited
CD 2 77.15
MOZART
Concerto in E flat major for two pianos and orchestra, K365
mi bémol majeur · Es-dur
1 I Allegro 10.16
2 II Andante 7.23
3 III Rondeau: Allegro 7.19
Murray Perahia, Sir Georg Solti pianos
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recorded: 9 October 1987
Producer: Norman Pelligrini (WFMT)
Engineer: Mitchell Heller (WFMT)
Restoration engineer: Matthew Sohn (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
P 2012 Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Murray Perahia appears courtesy of Sony Classical

VERDI
4 Già nella notte densa Otello Boito 9.47 68
Plácido Domingo tenor (Otello) · Kiri Te Kanawa soprano (Desdemona)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti
Recorded: 9 October 1987
Producer: Norman Pelligrini (WFMT)
Engineer: Mitchell Heller (WFMT)
Restoration engineer: Matthew Sohn (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
P 2012 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

MOZART
Le nozze di Figaro — 3 short rehearsal sequences from sessions
for the Decca recording
5 Orchestral introduction to “Porgi, amor” 3.28
6 Recitative passages in Act Four 3.44
(Barbarina, Figaro, Basilio and Bartolo)
7 Bartolo’s Act One aria “La vendetta” 1.50
Samuel Ramey bass-baritone (Figaro) · Kurt Moll bass (Bartolo)
Robert Tear tenor (Basilio) · Yvonne Kenny soprano (Barbarina)
Jeffrey Tate continuo · London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti
Recording location: Kingsway Hall, London, May 1981
Producer: Christopher Raeburn
Engineers: John Dunkerley, Colin Moorfoot
P 2012 Decca Music Group Limited


8 Porgi, amor Le nozze di Figaro Da Ponte 4.01
Margaret Price soprano (Contessa di Almaviva)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Sir Georg Solti
Recording location: Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, 23 January 1991
P 2012 Chamber Orchestra of Europe

BRITTEN
9 O beauty, o handsomeness Billy Budd E.M. Forster, Eric Crozier 6.03
Forbes Robinson bass (Claggart)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Georg Solti
Recording location: Kingsway Hall, London, 2 March 1968
Recording producer: Christopher Raeburn
Recording engineer: James Lock
Assistant recording engineer: Stanley Goodall
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
P 1968 Decca Music Group Limited

RICHARD WAGNER (1813–1883)
10 Mild und leise Tristan und Isolde Richard Wagner 7.55
Birgit Nilsson soprano (Isolde)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Georg Solti
Recorded: 3 July 1971
P 2012 Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited


11 Grane, mein Roß … Selig grüßt dich dein Weib!* 2.11
Götterdämmerung Wagner
Hildegard Behrens soprano (Brünnhilde)
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele/Sir Georg Solti
Recording location: Bayreuth Festival Theatre, 16 July 1983
Producer: Christopher Raeburn
Engineer: James Lock
P 2012 Decca Music Group Limited

MOZART
12 Come scoglio Così fan tutte Da Ponte* 4.31
Renée Fleming soprano (Fiordiligi)
David Syrus harpsichord
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Sir Georg Solti
Recording location: Royal Festival Hall, London, May 1994
Recording producers: Christopher Pope, Michael Woolcock
Balance engineers: Neil Hutchinson, James Lock
P 1996 Decca Music Group Limited


SCHUBERT
13 An die Musik, D547 Franz von Schober* 3.02
Hans Hotter bass-baritone · Jeffrey Tate piano
Recording location: The Ballroom, Buckingham Palace, October 1992
P 2012 A.G. Carrick Limited
Recording licensed courtesy of A.G. Carrick Limited

VERDI
14 Pace, pace mio Dio La forza del destino Francesco Maria Piave* 5.45
Angela Gheorghiu soprano (Leonora)
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti
Recording location: Abbey Road Studios, London, January 1997
Producer: Michael Haas
Engineer: John Dunkerley
P 2012 Decca Music Group Limited