George Szell


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United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1897-1970)

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There's no question that the Schwarzkopf recording of the Four Last Songs is a classic, and George Szell is the most sensitive and com-manding accompanying conductor.
The only Abschied that compares is Maureen Forrester's, recorded live with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra in 1967 in Berlin.
Like much of Schubert's music, the Ninth can be viewed lightly and cheerfully, and such conductors as George Szell (Sony), George Solti (Decca), and more recently Simon Rattle (EMI) have treated it as such.
At one time conductors of almost all the major American orchestras were Jews: Bruno Walter, Pierre Monteux, Eugene Ormandy, George Szell, Georg Solti, Serge Koussevitzky, William Steinberg.
It had been written off as a failure, until George Szell made a recording in America and revealed its true worth.
Was he really meant to conceal his work with Bruno Walter, Clemens Krauss, George Szell, Hans Knappertsbusch, Herbert von Karajan, Wilhelm Furtwangler, and Eugen Jochum among conductors, or Richard Strauss, Hans Pfitzner, and Paul Hindemith among composers?
His longest tenure as a concert master was in Cleveland, where he played under George Szell from 1960 to 1969.
Naturally Mr Robbins Landon's scholarship brought him into contact with many of the great musicians of his lifetime and this book abounds with anecdotes of great conductors such as George Szell, Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein as well as great performers like Dame Elizabeth Schwarzkopf.
The roster of conductors who have performed Still's works includes Pierre Monteux, Antal Dorati, Sir John Barbirolli, Fritz Reiner, Eugene Ormandy, George Szell, Eric Leinsdorf, Leopold Stokowski, Artur Rodzinski, Sir Hamilton Hardy, Eugene Goossens, Guy Fraser Harrison, Howard Hanson, and Otto Klemperer.
The signing of Leon Fleisher to Columbia Masterworks/Epic made musical history in 1954, when George Szell, conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, approached him to record every major work ever written for piano and orchestra.
Or the complete set that Bruno Walter did with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, or George Szell with the Cleveland Orchestra?
From Sony Classical, we have legendary pianist Leon Fleisher with the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by the legendary George Szell back in 1959 and 1961 (Sony Classical 82876-78767-2), while on Arte Nova, we have pianist Yefim Bronfman with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of David Zinman (Arte Nova ANO 640100), recorded in 2004.
Martinu also found promoters among the most important conductors of his day--Sergei Koussevitzky, Charles Munch, Ernest Ansermet, Paul Sacher, Eugene Ormandy, George Szell, Walter Straram, Rafael Kubelik, Vaclav Talich and Karel Ancerl.
George Szell was viewed as a martinet of a conductor, but such waspishness never comes across in this loving, dramatic and elegant reading, always understated and all the more powerful for that, of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.
And I think there is only one recording, quite a good one as it happens by John Browning with the conductor George Szell.