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George Szell: Episode III

George Szell, performing live in Tokyo in 1970.
Frank Byrne
George Szell, performing live in Tokyo in 1970.

Host Frank Byrne programs the third and final episode in this series about legendary conductor George Szell. In this episode, we have two live recordings from the end of Szell's career, including his astounding last recorded performance with the Cleveland Orchestra from a 1970 concert in Tokyo.

Compositions and Recordings

Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Ludwig van Beethoven
George Szell, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Finale to Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Jean Sibelius
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.