The name of Josef Suk has been indelibly associated with the line marking the evolution of Czech interpretive art over the last half century. He has developped the creative legacy of his eminent teachers, including most notably Jaroslav Kocian, as well as the bequest of his own grandfather, the composer Josef Suk, among other things a long-time member of the legendary Czech Quartet.
October 21, 2012 marks Sir Georg Soltis centenary and Decca is celebrating this with several important reissues.
Sir Georg was an exclusive Decca artist for 50 years. In 1947 he signed his first contract with Decca - as a pianist and that same year he made his first record as a conductor (with the Zurich Tonhalle in Beethovens Egmont Overture). His last public concerts took place just a few weeks before his death in 1997 and were with the Zurich Tonhalle.
“A glittering account of the most perfect of all operettas, with an incredibly starry cast, all in peak condition. Karl Böhm's conducting is relaxed but sparkling.” (BBC Music Magazine)