Maestro or Mephisto: The Real Georg Solti

Maestro or Mephisto: The Real Georg Solti

DVD (Wide Screen / Stereo)

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2013
UPC: 0807280166293
Original Release: 2012
Source: Arthaus Musik
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Maestro Or Mephisto: The Real Georg Solti
1. Chapter 1 [1:40]
2. Chapter 2 [4:04]
3. Chapter 3 [8:03]
4. Chapter 4 [5:16]
5. Chapter 5 [2:57]
6. Chapter 6 [6:27]
7. Chapter 7 [5:52]
8. Chapter 8 [6:12]
9. Chapter 9 [2:39]
10. Chapter 10 [3:28]
11. Chapter 11 [7:25]
12. Chapter 12 [4:23]
13. Chapter 13 [:35]
14. Chapter 14 [:09]

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Maestro or Mephisto: The Real Georg Solti 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SourPersimmons More than 1 year ago
Solti’s life and work are the subject of this rather misleadingly-titled BBC documentary; while a few members of the London Philharmonic express frustration at Solti’s lack of stick technique and/or being made to play “like Americans” instead of their British selves, throughout the film Solti himself emerges as an admirable, fascinating, and charismatic talent—and nothing like Mephisto. Frankly, it’s hard to find fault with someone so genuinely driven by a passion for music and excellence in its performance. The film features a number of interviews, including many with the maestro himself filmed over a thirty year period up until just before his death. Copious amounts of behind-the-scenes and performance footage give the viewer a fly-on-the-wall perspective of Solti’s life, both on and off the podium. Although it runs only an hour, this well-structured film is highly recommended for classical music and opera lovers.