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George Szell's Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra (Music in American Life) George Szell Was The Cleveland Orchestra S Towering Presence For Over A Quarter Of A Century From The Boardroom To The Stage, Szell S Powerful Personality Affected Every Aspect Of A Musical Institution He Reshaped In His Own Perfectionist Image Marcia Hansen Kraus S Participation In Cleveland S Classical Musical Scene Allowed Her An Intimate View Of Szell And His Achievements As A Musician Herself, And Married To An Oboist Who Worked Under Szell, Kraus Pulls Back The Curtain On This Storied Era Through Fascinating Interviews With Orchestra Musicians And Patrons Their Recollections Combine With Kraus S Own To Paint A Portrait Of A Multifaceted Individual Who Both Earned And Transcended His Tyrannical Reputation If Some Musicians Hated Szell, Others Loved Him Or At The Least Respected His Fair Minded Toughness A Great Many Remember Playing Under His Difficult Leadership As The High Point In Their Lives Filled With Vivid Backstage Stories, George Szell S Reign Reveals The Human Side Of A Great Orchestra And How One Visionary Built A Premier Classical Music Institution

About the Author: Marcia Hansen Kraus

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8 thoughts on “George Szell's Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra (Music in American Life)

  1. R. E. Uschi R. E. Uschi says:

    I loved this book I got a good insight into how he worked with his orchestra and how the players reacted to him He was obviously not an easy man but was so passionate about music and producing perfection I will listen to some recordings of the Cleveland orchestra with him.

  2. Imlac Imlac says:

    I was a thirteen year old kid in Cleveland when George Szell became Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra Cathedral Latin, my high school, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, where I landed my first job as a sixteen year old second assistant gardener, were in University Circle, within the shadow of Severance Hall My musical awareness and appreciation was profoundly influenced by Szell s Cleveland Orc

  3. Northern Classical Listener Northern Classical Listener says:

    As an admirer of both George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, I eagerly awaited publication of this new book by Marcia Hansen Kraus It does not disappoint.George Szell is quite unique, in that he was both one of the truly great conductors of the 20th century and possibly the greatest orchestra builder of that century transforming the Cleveland Orchestra from an essentially regional institution into one that

  4. Paula Lifschey Paula Lifschey says:

    Other musicians from the Szell era have called me over the last couple of days to tell me about the chapter in this book referring to my husband, Marc Lifschey I did not know aboutthe book but purchased it on my Kindle immediately The author did not do me the courtesy of contacting me to ask if I would object to her portrayal of Marc s personality and his relationship to the other musicians, nor to the accuracy ofwha

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  6. Revd I. Harper Revd I. Harper says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by the book I had read reviews which were critical of the writer especially her take on oboist Marc Lifschey contemporaries in the orchestra like Myron Bloom were so dismayed and angry that they dismissed the book as a serious biography.I am a Szell fan big time I regret never seeing him in concert he died while I was still in my teens I dare to say that we get greater insight into the character of George

  7. biorganicenergy.co Customer biorganicenergy.co Customer says:

    This book is a welcome addition to the already rich archive of Szell s work with the Cleveland The stories and quotes were essential in writing my term paper on Szell s influence, and I have recommended the book to other musicians.

  8. Elizabeth A. Hendricks Elizabeth A. Hendricks says:

    Remarkably readable lovely narrative with clear documentation This is a valuable story by someone who experienced much of this history.

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