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George Szell: Episode II

Peter Hastings/Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra Archives
George Szell, conducting the Cleveland Orchestra in Tokyo in 1970.

In our second week highlighting the talented George Szell, who went on to transform the Cleveland Orchestra into a magnificent instrument second to none. In this program is Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in a remarkable 1957 recording, plus a little Mozart.

Compositions and Recordings

I. Allegro from Symphony No. 28 in C Major, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Johannes Brahms
George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Leah Sosland is an intern for 91.9 Classical KC.