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The outstanding Hungarian conductor George Szell was born in Budapest on 7 June 1897. His active career took him around Europe, to Britain, and to America, where his work with the Cleveland Orchestra gave it world status. He died in Cleveland on 30 July 1970.
CD Spotlight. Fresh and Startlingly Immediate - Forgotten recordings from George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, unreservedly recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... the music is dispatched with energetic vigour, which was the hallmark of all Szell's performances.'
Classical music news. Obituary - Ivry Gitlis (1922-2020)
Classical music news. Obituary - Leon Fleisher (1928-2020)
CD Spotlight. Invigoratingly Natural - Van Beinum conducts Mahler, recommended by Howard Smith. '... a tad less frenetic ...'
Profile. The Hungarian Nightingale - A meeting with Gisela Doráti, better known as 'Gizi', by Bill Newman