George Szell conducts Concertos and Symphonies | Profil PH19018

George Szell conducts Concertos and Symphonies

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Label: Profil

Cat No: PH19018

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 30th August 2019

Contents

Artists

Isaac Stern (violin)
Robert Casadesus (piano)
Leon Fleisher (piano)
Clifford Curzon (piano)
Leonard Rose (cello)
Cleveland Orchestra
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
New York Phulharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam

Conductor

George Szell

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Concerto no.4 in G major, op.58
Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 'Emperor'

Brahms, Johannes

Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15
Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90

Dvorak, Antonin

Symphony no.8 in G major, op.88 B163
Symphony no.9 in E minor, op.95 B178 'From the New World'

Grieg, Edvard

Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.88 in G major, Hob.1:88
Symphony no.97 in C major, Hob.I:97
Symphony no.104 in D major, Hob.I:104 'London'

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts)
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, op.21

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Divertimento in D major, K131
Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K491
Piano Concerto no.25 in C major, K503
Piano Concerto no.26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'
Symphony no.33 in B flat major, K319
Violin Concerto no.1 in B flat major, K207
Violin Concerto no.2 in D major, K211

Schubert, Franz

Rosamunde: Incidental Music, D797 (excerpts)

Schumann, Robert

Manfred Overture, op.115
Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Symphony no.1 in B flat major, op.38 'Spring'
Symphony no.2 in C major, op.61

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33

Weber, Carl Maria von

Konzertstuck in F minor, op.79 J282

Artists

Isaac Stern (violin)
Robert Casadesus (piano)
Leon Fleisher (piano)
Clifford Curzon (piano)
Leonard Rose (cello)
Cleveland Orchestra
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
New York Phulharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam

Conductor

George Szell

About

George Szell was born in Hungary. He grew up in Vienna, where he studied composition with Eusebius Mandyczewski and piano with Richard Robert.

He also studied piano in Prague with J.B. Foerster. Already as a child he played the piano and composed with passion. Already at the age of 17, he led the Berliner Philharmoniker with a programme that included one of his own compositions.

As a conductor he held important positions from the first conductor of the Berlin State Opera to the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper and the Philharmonie in Prague. He also conducted the Scottish Orchestra in Glasgow while maintaining a firm collaboration with the Residentie Orkest in The Hague.

He finally conducted the Metropolitan Opera during the Second World War. In 1946, after Szell finally became an American citizen, he became Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra. He conducted the Cleveland Orchestra for over 20 years. During the last two years of his life, he also worked as a music consultant and guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic.

This box includes recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam.

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