Watch Now: Sir Georg Solti Great Conductors In Rehearsal. Tannhauser

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 25 December 2017 | 3:16:00 am

Rehearsing and conducting the Overture to Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner with the Süddeutsche Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra 

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0:00 1st Rehearsal 
30:31 2nd Rehearsal 
43:36 Performance 

This video recording provides us with a portrait of a man whose conducting technique contrasts fascinatingly with that of other conductors in the series. Sir Georg Solti's rehearsal and performance of Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture with the Süddeutsche Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra is a fine illustration of this conductor's insistence on absolute precision, his energetic style and his close familiarity with the score.