George Szell

George Szell

Top Songs

1
Presto - Recitativo: O Freunde, nicht diese Tone! (Final Chorus on Schiller's "Ode to Joy") from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" (Excerpt)
2
Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Volume II "Humoresken Collection": No. 6, Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt, "Antonius zur Predigt" (Behäbig. Mit Humor)
3
Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture
4
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 - The Blue Danube
5
Voices of Spring, Op. 410

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Biography

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 ... Read more

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