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Georg Solti (1912-1997)

Music History Monday: Disproportionate Numbers and “The Screaming Skull”

October 21st, 2019
Georg Solti (1912-1997) We mark the birth, on October 21, 1912 – 107 years ago today - of the Hungarian-born pianist and conductor György Stern (better known as Sir Georg Solti) in Budapest, Hungary. Considered one of the greatest conductors to have ever lived, Solti is the Michael Phelps, the Simone Biles of the musical world, having received a record 31(!) GRAMMY® Awards. We contemplate, for a nonce (or even two nonces), “disproportionate numbers”: why…

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