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George Szell
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“Where others stop playing, we begin to rehearse.”

Budapest-born George Szell was one of the 20th century’s most revered conductors, distinguished above all for his 24 years directing The Cleveland Orchestra, from 1946 to his death in 1970.

Renowned as a fearsome but ruthlessly effective taskmaster, he transformed that orchestra into a world-class ensemble – as their vast discography together amply prove.

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