George Szell: A Life of Music (Music in American Life) - download pdf or read online

By Michael Charry

This booklet is the 1st complete biography of George Szell, one of many maximum orchestra and opera conductors of the 20 th century. From baby prodigy pianist and composer to world-renowned conductor, Szell's profession spanned seven a long time, and he led many of the nice orchestras and opera businesses of the realm, together with the recent York Philharmonic, the NBC and Chicago Symphonies, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic and Opera, and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. A protégé of composer-conductor Richard Strauss on the Berlin kingdom Opera, his crowning fulfillment used to be his twenty-four-year tenure as musical director of the Cleveland Orchestra, remodeling it into one of many world's maximum ensembles, traveling triumphantly within the usa, Europe, the Soviet Union, South Korea, and Japan.

 

Michael Charry, a conductor who labored with Szell and interviewed him, his family members, and his affiliates over numerous many years, attracts in this first-hand fabric and correspondence, orchestra files, studies, and different archival resources to build a full of life and balanced portrait of Szell's existence and paintings from his delivery in 1897 in Budapest to his dying in 1970 in Cleveland.

 

Readers will stick with Szell from his profession in Europe, nice Britain, and Australia to his visitor carrying out on the manhattan Philharmonic and his exceptional tenure on the Metropolitan Opera and Cleveland Orchestra. Charry information Szell's own and musical characteristics, his recordings and broadcast live shows, his method of the good works of the orchestral repertoire, and his recognized orchestrational adjustments and interpretation of the symphonies of Robert Schumann. The publication additionally lists Szell's accomplishing repertoire and contains a accomplished discography.

 

In highlighting Szell's legacy as a instructor and mentor in addition to his contributions to orchestral and opera historical past, this biography could be of lasting curiosity to concert-goers, track fans, conductors, musicians encouraged via Szell's many nice performances, and new generations who will come to understand these performances via Szell's recorded legacy.

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