Chicago mourns a Solti concertmastermain
Rubén D’Artagnan González, Chicago Symphony concertmaster from 1986 to 1996, died in Buenos Aires on August 13 after a long illness. He was 79.
Sarting out as music director of Camerata Bariloche, an Argentine chamber orchestra, he served as concertmaster of the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra under Tennstedt, moving on to the Minnesota Orchestra and Houston Symphony from where he was invited by Sir Georg Solti to share the Chicago front seat with Samuel Magad.
He can be heard on numerous recordings.