George Szell

George Szell

George Szell


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Das Rheingold, WWV 86A: Entrance Of The Gods Into Valhalla
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Water Music Suite - Air
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Symphony No. 93 in D Major, Hob. I:93, I. Adagio - Allegro assai
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Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Excerpts), Op. 61, No. 7
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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96: Prelude to Act I


  • George Szell & The Cleveland Orchestra "One Hundred Musicians and a Perfectionist"

    Aug 2018 • 9 songs

  • George Szell: Christmas Melodies & Interviews
  • Szell Conducts Wagner Overtures

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George Szell


Part of the wave of great Hungarian conductors who took over American musical life just before and after World War II (the others included Fritz Reiner, Antal Dorati, and Eugene Ormandy), George Szell quickly transformed a middling Midwestern orchestra into one of the nation's Big Five. His cultivation of the Cleveland Orchestra set an example of discipline and hard work that gradually helped raise the standards of orchestras across America. Although born in Hungary, Szell was raised in Vienna, where he studied composition with Eusebius Mandyczewski and piano with Richard Rob...
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