1 BBC-4 aired its centennial life of Solti on Friday night, a low-budget affair that could not afford an air-trip to Chicago. The misleading title was Maestro or Mephisto – The Real Georg Solti, the only mephistophelian hints coming from a couple of grumpy players from the LPO.
But the archive material was stitched together well with some good interviews by director Andy King-Dabbs. Worth catching on the i-player here.
2 Ida Haendel, last of the golden-agers, played the Bruch concerto in Florida last night. Watch, and be amazed:
3 Does the US get the presidents it deserves? The evidence is assessed here:
4 Rach plays Bach