The 21st October will mark Sir Georg Solti’s centenary.
One of the most influential conductors of the 20th Century, Hungarian born Solti appeared with opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London before taking up the post of music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1967 – a position he held for 22 years.
Events celebrating Solti’s 100th birthday have been taking place all over the world this year. The next event in the UK will be a concert at the Barbican Centre in London, dedicated to his life and work, taking place on 23rd October.
Photo library Lebrecht have put together a selection of images here: Sir Georg Solti