Sad news: Valerie Solti has diedmain
We hear from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra that the maestro’s widow died on March 31. Lady Solti was 83.
Valerie Pitts was a prominent BBC television presenter when she was sent in 1964 to interview Sir Georg in his hotel room, and he was having trouble finding his socks …. or at least that’s what they both told me.
She was sensitive, sympathetic, tolerant and intelligent, the perfect maestro partner. After Georg’s death in 1997, she maintained the Solti Foundation for the support of young musicians.
I mourn Valerie’s passing and offer condolences to her daughters.