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George Szell : a life of music

Author: Michael Charry
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2011.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of George Szell, describing his accomplishments as a twentieth-century orchestra and opera conductor, and discussing his personal and musical qualities, his approach to great orchestral works and interpretation of the symphonies of Robert Schumann, and his career with the New York Philharmonic, the NBC and Chicago Symphonies, the Berlin Philharmonic, and other prestigious ensembles.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Szell; George Szell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Charry
ISBN: 9780252036163 0252036166
OCLC Number: 670480122
Description: xxii, 412 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The new Mozart (1897-1929) --
The conductor spreads his wings (1930-38) --
Musical pioneering in Australia (1938, 1939) --
New world, new beginnings (1939-46) --
Cleveland : contest and commitment (1942-47) --
Szell, the orchestra builder (1947-54) --
George Szell and Rudolf Bing (1953-54) --
Keeping the promise : "second to none" (1954-57) --
The golden years (1957-65) --
The Cleveland Orchestra in the world (1965-68) --
Summers at home --
Finale : Cleveland, Japan, Korea, Anchorage, Cleveland (1968-70).
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Michael Charry.

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"Michael Charry's fluently written, comprehensive biography tells us of Szell the self-deprecating young composer... Periods spent in Australia and Scotland are well documented, and so is Szell as Read more...

 
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