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Maestro or Mephisto – The Real Sir Georg Solti

A film by Andy King Dabbs

Maestro or Mephisto – The Real Sir Georg Solti A film by Andy King Dabbs

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The story of one of the greatest and most controversial conductors of the 20th century, Sir Georg Solti.

The Hungarian born conductor Georg Solti had huge drive, energy and ambition. A combination of willpower and extraordinary talent took him to the peak of musical power and prestige. The film shows how Solti took music making in opera houses and orchestras to new levels, how he harnessed recording, and later television, to reach out to new audiences and how he nurtured remarkable new talent through a winning, if not always endearing, combination of ambition, technique, charm, sheer-bloody mindedness and genius.

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  • Directed by: Andy King-Dabbs
  • Production date: 2012
  • Duration: 59 min
  • Production: © BBC/UNITEL
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR, ES, JA, DE

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