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Georg Solti: Quiz


Question 1: For the 50th anniversary of the ________, Solti formed the World Orchestra for Peace, which consisted of musicians from 47 orchestras around the world.
United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUnited NationsUnited Nations Security CouncilIsrael, Palestine, and the United Nations

Question 2: 1 (________), 5 (VPO), 8, 9 (twice : VPO & Carnegie Hall Project),10, 13 and 15 (all CSO).
Willem MengelbergBernard HaitinkBruno WalterRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Question 3: [23] His performances and recordings of works by ________, Gustav Mahler and Béla Bartók were also widely admired.
Gioachino RossiniHector BerliozGiuseppe VerdiFelix Mendelssohn

Question 4: Solti was music director of the ________ (CSO) from 1969 until 1991, when he was made the only Music Director Laureate in that orchestra's history.
Grammy Award for Best Orchestral PerformanceGrammy Award for Best Classical AlbumGrammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Question 5: He learned the ________ but at age 14 heard Erich Kleiber conduct Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and he decided immediately he wanted to be a conductor.
VibraphonePianoTimpaniPercussion instrument

Question 6: From 1979 until 1983 he was principal conductor of the ________.
Thomas BeechamMalcolm SargentLondon Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra

Question 7: In 1983 he conducted Wagner's ________ at Bayreuth for the only time.
Der Ring des NibelungenParsifalGötterdämmerungTristan und Isolde

Question 8: No less distinguished and equally groundbreaking were his studio recordings of the operas of ________, which, like his Wagner recordings, have been remastered and released on CD where they are still praised for their musicianship and expert production values.
Clemens KraussRichard StraussKarl BöhmGustav Mahler

Question 9: Sir Georg Solti holds the record for having received the most ________.
TEC AwardsMusic industryGrammy AwardLatin Grammy Awards

Question 10: He had been awarded an honorary knighthood in the ________ (KBE) in 1971, and was known as Sir Georg Solti after his naturalization.
Order of the British EmpireOrders, decorations, and medals of the United KingdomOrder of the BathOrder of St Michael and St George

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