George Szell

Born 7 June 1897. Died 30 July 1970
George Szell
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1897-06-07
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George Szell

George Szell Biography (Wikipedia)

George Szell (June 7, 1897 – July 30, 1970), originally György Széll, György Endre Szél, or Georg Szell, was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer. He is widely considered one of the twentieth century's greatest conductors. He is remembered today for his long and successful tenure as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra of Cleveland, Ohio, and for the recordings of the standard classical repertoire he made in Cleveland and with other orchestras.

Szell came to Cleveland in 1946 to take over a respected if undersized orchestra, which was struggling to recover from the disruptions of World War II. By the time of his death he was credited, to quote the critic Donal Henahan, with having built it into "what many critics regarded as the world's keenest symphonic instrument."

Through his recordings, Szell has remained a presence in the classical music world long after his death, and his name remains synonymous with that of the Cleveland Orchestra. While on tour with the Orchestra in the late 1980s, then-Music Director Christoph von Dohnányi remarked, "We give a great concert, and George Szell gets a great review."

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George Szell
1. Allegro non troppo
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1. Allegro non troppo
Richard Wagner
Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)
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Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)
Czech Philharmonic
HOVIS - Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World")
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HOVIS - Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World")
Richard Strauss
Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)
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Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)
Sergei Prokofiev
Lieutenant Kije - Symphonic Suite, op. 60
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Lieutenant Kije - Symphonic Suite, op. 60
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride (Overture)
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The Bartered Bride (Overture)
Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn XI) Trost im Unglück
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Des Knaben Wunderhorn XI) Trost im Unglück
Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn, III) Verlorne Muh
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Des Knaben Wunderhorn, III) Verlorne Muh
Gustav Mahler
Des Knaben Wunderhorn VI) Der Schildwache Nachtlied
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Des Knaben Wunderhorn VI) Der Schildwache Nachtlied
Ludwig van Beethoven
King Stephen, Op.117 (Overture)
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King Stephen, Op.117 (Overture)
Richard Strauss
Morgen, Op 27 No 4
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Morgen, Op 27 No 4
Richard Strauss
Ruhe, meine Seele, Op 27 No 1
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Ruhe, meine Seele, Op 27 No 1

Ruhe, meine Seele, Op 27 No 1

Orchestra
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Robert Schumann
Manfred, Op.115 (Overture)
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Manfred, Op.115 (Overture)
Richard Strauss
4 Lieder, Op.27: No.4, 'Morgen'
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4 Lieder, Op.27: No.4, 'Morgen'
Felix Mendelssohn
Wedding March (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61)
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Wedding March (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61)
Richard Strauss
Morgen (4 Lieder Op.27)
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Morgen (4 Lieder Op.27)
Richard Strauss
Die heiligen drei Konige, Op. 56 no. 6
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Die heiligen drei Konige, Op. 56 no. 6

Die heiligen drei Konige, Op. 56 no. 6

Performer
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
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Johannes Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
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Academic Festival Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Oboe Concerto in D, K314 - 3rd mvt: Allegro
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Oboe Concerto in D, K314 - 3rd mvt: Allegro
Richard Wagner
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Prelude)
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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Prelude)
Modest Mussorgsky
Khovanshchina - Dawn on the Moskva River
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Khovanshchina - Dawn on the Moskva River
Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Incidental Music Op 61 Scherzo No. 1
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Incidental Music Op 61 Scherzo No. 1
Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
Carl Loewe
Prinz Eugen
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Prinz Eugen
Johann Strauss II
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
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Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Cleveland Orchestra
Slavonic Dance in G minor Opus 46 No. 8
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Slavonic Dance in G minor Opus 46 No. 8
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No 93 in D major
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Symphony No 93 in D major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 28 in C Major
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Symphony No. 28 in C Major
Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dances Op.72 No.2
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Slavonic Dances Op.72 No.2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Die Trommel geruhret from Complete Incidental Music to Egmont Op.84
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Die Trommel geruhret from Complete Incidental Music to Egmont Op.84
Richard Strauss
Four Last Songs - Fruhling
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Four Last Songs - Fruhling
William Walton
Partita
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Partita
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphonic Suite, Op 60, 'Lieutenant Kije'
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Symphonic Suite, Op 60, 'Lieutenant Kije'
Richard Wagner
Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walküre)
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Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walküre)
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1, 1st Mvt
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Symphony No. 1, 1st Mvt
Cleveland Orchestra
Slavonic Dance in G min Op. 46 no. 8
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Slavonic Dance in G min Op. 46 no. 8
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