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George Szell : a life of music

Author: Michael Charry
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2011] ©2011
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   eBook : 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: Electronic books
Biography
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Charry, Michael.
George Szell.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011006825
(OCoLC)670480122
Named Person: George Szell; George Szell; George Szell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Charry
ISBN: 9780252093104 0252093100
OCLC Number: 785781152
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 412 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
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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