Founder Sir Georg Solti

Conductor Valery Gergiev

Patron Lady Solti

Director Charles Kaye

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The WOP Recordings

World Orchestra for Peace - The Concerts

The seed of Solti's ambitious idea for the orchestra was sown at a concert in 1992, given at Buckingham Palace to celebrate his 80th birthday. Musicians from all over the world flew in to honour him; among them, 13 musicians from 13 of the greatest orchestras in the world performed Wagner's Siegfried Idyll without a conductor. As Solti thanked them all, he said: 'I could not escape one very essential idea. Isn't it amazing that we musicians can produce a united Europe or more even a united world. Why can't the politicians?'

 

In accordance with this, the orchestra assembles for particular occasions which reflect either its special mission to promote peace and international co-operation or to celebrate peace and reconstruction following war or violence.

Gergiev taking a bow

Gergiev taking a bow with the World Orchestra for Peace at the BBC Proms 2000

© Photo: Barry Boxall

The recordings of World Orchestra for Peace

THE FIRST TEN YEARS - 1995-2005

WORLD ORCHESTRA FOR PEACE - THE FIRST TEN YEARS - 1995-2005

Special CD+DVD edition - Philips 475 6937

 

To order: Email Charles Kaye

or telephone +44 (0)20 7317 8433

or +44 (0) 7967 108974


LIVE FROM THE CREDIT SUISSE TOUR 2005

WORLD ORCHESTRA FOR PEACE - LIVE FROM THE CREDIT SUISSE TOUR 2005

Double CD set - WOP 001/2

 

To order: Email Charles Kaye

or telephone +44 (0)20 7317 8433

or +44 (0) 7967 108974


THE SOLTI MEMORIAL TOUR 2007

WORLD ORCHESTRA FOR PEACE - THE SOLTI MEMORIAL TOUR 2007

Double CD set - WOP 003/4

 

To order: Email Charles Kaye

or telephone +44 (0)20 7317 8433

or +44 (0) 7967 108974


Please click any of the CD/DVD thumbnails on the left to download a PDF of the booklet/notes.

World Orchestra for Peace's recordings are available through AmazonDecca Group records or direct from WOP Director Charles Kaye.

 

'I don't think music can change the world but the music can maybe change the people who live in the world.'

Jan Fredrik Christiansen, Principal Trumpet, Oslo Philharmonic, Norway