George Szell

1897 - 1970

George Szell

George Szell (; June 7, 1897 – July 30, 1970), originally György Széll, György Endre Szél, or Georg Szell, was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer. He is widely considered one of the twentieth century's greatest conductors. He is remembered today for his long and successful tenure as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra of Cleveland, Ohio, and for the recordings of the standard classical repertoire he made in Cleveland and with other orchestras. Szell came to Cleveland in 1946 to take over a respected if undersized orchestra, which was struggling to recover from the disruptions of World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Szell has received more than 166,239 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 30th most popular conductor.

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Among conductors, George Szell ranks 30 out of 80Before him are Dimitri Mitropoulos, Hans Knappertsbusch, Franz Danzi, John Philip Sousa, Simon Rattle, and Serge Koussevitzky. After him are Leopold Stokowski, Colin Davis, José Antonio Abreu, Václav Neumann, Giuseppe Sinopoli, and Fritz Reiner.

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Among people born in 1897, George Szell ranks 99Before him are Carl Oberg, Elijah Muhammad, Jesse Douglas, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Emil Leon Post, and Samuel Noah Kramer. After him are Edmund Heines, Otto Dietrich, Vaso Čubrilović, Polina Zhemchuzhina, Marian Anderson, and Olga Chekhova. Among people deceased in 1970, George Szell ranks 79Before him are Yusof Ishak, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Lucien Goldmann, Reizo Fukuhara, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Sheng Shicai. After him are Michał Kalecki, Kiyoo Kanda, Eiji Tsuburaya, Zeki Velidi Togan, Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, and Abraham Zapruder.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, George Szell ranks 193 out of 500Before him are Jenő Buzánszky (1925), István Dobi (1898), Ibolya Csák (1915), Viktor Barna (1911), Marta Eggerth (1912), and Ferenc Fricsay (1914). After him are Margaret of Hungary (1175), Euphrosyne of Kiev (1130), Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary (1817), Géza Anda (1921), Kálmán Kalocsay (1891), and Janus Pannonius (1434).

Among CONDUCTORS In Hungary

Among conductors born in Hungary, George Szell ranks 2Before him are Georg Solti (1912). After him are Fritz Reiner (1888) and Antal Doráti (1906).

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