George Szell

A Life of Music

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A comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest conductors

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface ix Acknowledgments xv Abbreviations xix Chronology xxi I ntroduction 1 1. T he New Mozart (1897-1929) 3 2. T he Conductor Spreads His Wings (1930-38) 23 3. Musical Pioneering in Australia (1938, 1939) 42 4. N ew World, New Beginnings (1939-46) 56 5. Cleveland: Contest and Commitment (1942-47) 78 6. Szell, the Orchestra Builder (1947-54) 105 7. George Szell and Rudolf Bing (1953-54) 141 8. Keeping the Promise: "Second to None" (1954-57) 149 9. T he Golden Years (1957-65) 172 10. T he Cleveland Orchestra in the World (1965-68) 223 11. Summers at Home 254 12. F inale: Cleveland, Japan, Korea, Anchorage, Cleveland (1968-70) 270 E pilogue 289 I n Szell's Words 291 Appendix A. "On the 150th Anniversary of Schumann's Birth," by George Szell 295 Appendix B. Staff and Kulas Foundation Conductors under George Szell 299 Appendix C. Apprentice Conductor Qualifications 301 Appendix D. 1957 European Tour Repertoire 303 Appendix E. 1965 European Tour Repertoire 305 Appendix F. Szell's Repertoire 307 Discography 331 N otes 355 Bibliography 397 I ndex 399 Illustrations follow page 104

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Michael Charry has conducted widely in the U.S. and internationally. He was a member of the conducting staff of the Cleveland Orchestra for nine years under George Szell and for two years after Szell's death. He is on the faculty of Mannes College The New School for Music, in New York City, where he was head of orchestral studies and music director of the Mannes Orchestra.