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Georges Solchany
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y***@gmail.com
2019-08-30 06:22:23 UTC
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Was browsing through some listings and came across Georges Solchany (1922-1988).



He made some Beethoven and Bartok recordings for EMI, along with some chamber music.

Does anyone know more about him?
c***@gmail.com
2019-08-30 14:53:14 UTC
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Was browsing through some listings and came across Georges Solchany (1922-1988).
http://youtu.be/fE1rrOYuuv0
He made some Beethoven and Bartok recordings for EMI, along with some chamber music.
Does anyone know more about him?
An excellent artist, probably best remembered nowadays (when remembered at all) for chamber music, esp. his recordings with the Hungarian String Quartet and as a member of the Hungarian Piano Trio (w/Arpad Gérecz and Vilmos Palotai). He was born in Budapest (birth name György Szolcsányi) but moved to France in his 20s and eventually became a French citizen. This EMI twofer (probably op but available used) is well worth acquiring: https://www.amazon.com/Chamber-Music-Johannes-Brahms/dp/B000005GUS/. A batch of his solo Beethoven turned up in the 50-CD Beethoven "Collector's Edition" on EMI (not sonatas, iirc, but including a nice performance of the Diabelli Variations); and Warner reissued his complete "Mikrokosmos." The latter remains in print afaik, but I do not recollect having heard it. The Hungarian Trio's Beethoven Piano Trios were digitized by BnF, and a number of other recordings have surfaced on youtube and streaming services.

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2019-08-30 20:13:45 UTC
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Was browsing through some listings and came across Georges Solchany (1922-1988).
http://youtu.be/fE1rrOYuuv0
He made some Beethoven and Bartok recordings for EMI, along with some chamber music.
Does anyone know more about him?
An excellent artist, probably best remembered nowadays (when remembered at all) for chamber music, esp. his recordings with the Hungarian String Quartet and as a member of the Hungarian Piano Trio (w/Arpad Gérecz and Vilmos Palotai). He was born in Budapest (birth name György Szolcsányi) but moved to France in his 20s and eventually became a French citizen. This EMI twofer (probably op but available used) is well worth acquiring: https://www.amazon.com/Chamber-Music-Johannes-Brahms/dp/B000005GUS/. A batch of his solo Beethoven turned up in the 50-CD Beethoven "Collector's Edition" on EMI (not sonatas, iirc, but including a nice performance of the Diabelli Variations); and Warner reissued his complete "Mikrokosmos." The latter remains in print afaik, but I do not recollect having heard it. The Hungarian Trio's Beethoven Piano Trios were digitized by BnF, and a number of other recordings have surfaced on youtube and streaming services.
AC
Thanks, AC.
Johannes Roehl
2019-09-02 18:48:06 UTC
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Was browsing through some listings and came across Georges Solchany (1922-1988).
http://youtu.be/fE1rrOYuuv0
An excellent artist, probably best remembered nowadays (when remembered at all) for chamber music, esp. his recordings with the Hungarian String Quartet and as a member of the Hungarian Piano Trio (w/Arpad Gérecz and Vilmos Palotai). He was born in Budapest (birth name György Szolcsányi) but moved to France in his 20s and eventually became a French citizen. This EMI twofer (probably op but available used) is well worth acquiring: https://www.amazon.com/Chamber-Music-Johannes-Brahms/dp/B000005GUS/. A batch of his solo Beethoven turned up in the 50-CD Beethoven "Collector's Edition" on EMI (not sonatas, iirc, but including a nice performance of the Diabelli Variations)
That big Beethoven box also contains the Beethoven trios with the Hungarian trio (and there is probably a somewhat older french EMI box with the trios or the trios with the Hungarian quartet LvB quartets or some such combination if that big box is no longer cheap or available at all).
And if one cannot find that EMI Brahms twofer there was also a single disc with the piano and clarinet quintets that might be easier or cheaper to find. (It was for me several years ago.)
Bozo
2019-08-30 15:53:20 UTC
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Was browsing through some listings and came across Georges Solchany (1922-1988).
Thanks, not previously known to me. Very nice LvB # 28.
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