George Szell

Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Erich Leinsdorf - Mozart: 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'; 'Posthorn'; Six German Dances (1992)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'; 'Posthorn'; Six German Dances (1992)
Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by George Szell, London SO, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SBK 48 266 | Time: 01:14:27

Every major conductor, and most not-so-major ones, comes around to recording Eine kleine Nachtmusik, but not so many do it as well as George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra strings. And let’s face it, you won’t find a period-instrument ensemble that plays with anything like this level of polish. The fact is, Szell’s conception of Mozart was not terribly far from “period” sensibilities: restrained use of vibrato, incisive rhythms, crisp ensemble, lively tempos, but also a welcome degree of warmth to the sound and of course incredible ensemble discipline and some of the best players on the planet. And he had real period instruments, meaning performers who owned top quality old violins and bows, not inferior modern reproductions of them. The result is as lovely a performance of Mozart’s perennially delicious Serenade as we are ever likely to hear.
Pierre Fournier; George Szell, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvorak: Cello Concerto (1962/2014)

Pierre Fournier; George Szell, BPO - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:25 minutes | 1,61 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Highdeftapetransfers.com | Digital booklet

…HDTT chose another genuine classic to remaster, and one can hardly argue the importance of this 1961 recording of Antonín Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B.191 from cellist Pierre Fournier ant the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by George Szell.
Clifford Curzon; George Szell, London Symphony Orchestra - Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (1962/2014)

Clifford Curzon; George Szell, LSO - Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 50:24 minutes | 2,09 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Highdeftapetransfers.com | Digital booklet

…Pianist Clifford Curzon joins the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Szell for this recording of Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15.
Clifford Curzon; LSO, George Szell - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15 (1962/2014)

Clifford Curzon; LSO, George Szell - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15 (1962/2014)
Classical, Instrumental | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:24 min | ~119 MB
Label: HDTT | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 2014

Pianist Clifford Curzon joins the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Szell for this recording of Brahms'Piano Concerto No. 1.
This 1962 recording of Brahms's massive First Concerto was an instant classic when originally released. Pianist Clifford Curzon, Conductor George Szell and the London Symphony Orchestra unite for a Truly Stunning Performance! Clifford Curzon gets to the heart of the music, capturing the high drama of the symphonic opening movement, and his rapt concentration makes a profound effect in the Adagio, famous for his controversially slow tempo.
Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 - Leon Fleisher; The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

Beethoven: Piano Concertos (complete) & Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25, K. 503 -
Leon Fleisher, piano; The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell, conductor

Classical | 3 CDs | EAC Rip | 888 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+MD5 No cue | Full scans | 10 RS links
Publisher: CBS Masterworks

The benchmark recording of Beethoven Piano concertos with incomparable Leon Fleisher and George Szell.
As one customer form amazon.com wrote: “This is an outstanding recording. Leon Fleischer and George Szell are a match made in heaven. The standouts in this collection are the Beethoven 4th and the Mozart 25th. George Szell was one of the absolute best conductors of concerti. The musicality and ensemble playing are flawless. The recording of the Mozart 25th is the best I've ever heard. Don't overlook one of Mozart's later masterpieces played so flawlessly. This particular work comes off best with a large modern orchestra,like the CSO, as opposed to a smaller ensemble. Great performances!”
Other reviews from Amazon.com
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos; Leon Fleisher, piano; The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major; Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel; Waltzes Op. 39; Leon Fleisher (piano); The Cleveland Orchestra; George Szell
Classical | 2CD | EAC RIP | APE+LOG+M3U, No CUE | Full scans| 568 Mb | RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical- 63225

The terms "classic" and "definitive", so overused that they are in danger of losing their meaning, absolutely apply to these recordings. The Fleisher/Szell Brahms Piano Concertos, recorded in 1958 and 1962, had not been available since their 1980s incarnation as Odyssey LPs. Now, in amazingly solid, vibrant remastered sound Sony has resurrected these mighty performances, which along with Fleisher's Beethoven concerto recordings, are vital documents of this pianist's early prowess - stunning technique, penetrating musicianship, and well-channeled passion. Szell's fiery, tempestuous reading of the Piano Concerto No. 1's orchestral score (with a riled up Cleveland Orchestra) has never been surpassed, let alone equaled, not even by Szell himself in his subsequent recordings. Fleisher and Szell present the Second Concerto in a grandly classical manner, relating it to Beethoven's Emperor and avoiding the massiveness and bulk of some more recent interpretations. Here the pianist tellingly combines wit and intelligence with a powerful sense of urgency. The same goes for the appended Waltzes and Handel Variations from 1956, which Fleisher plays with such brilliance that we can't wait for the next passage. Sony has jettisoned the original cardboard packaging for the more sturdy jewel box, hence this new review. Whether paper or plastic, get these great performances while you still can
- Victor Carr; Classicstoday.com
David Oistrakh, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1970) [Japan 2010] PS3 + FLAC

David Oistrakh, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 (1970) [Japan 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:40 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,17 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 762 MB
This new audio version feature newly remastered DSD master / Esoteric Japan # ESSE-90044
Haydn: Early London Symphonies - George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra (Original recording, remastered) [2009]

Haydn: Early London Symphonies - George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra
(Original recording, remastered) [2009]

FLAC | 2 CDs | EAC+CUEs+LOGs | Total Time: 2:26:21 | 745 MB
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School | Full HQ Scans | Label: Sony | Country/Year: Japan 2009 | 5% Rec. Info
George Szell, Cleveland Orchestra - Beethoven Complete Symphonies & Overtures - Original Jacket Collection (DSD) [2004]

George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Beethoven Complete Symphonies & Overtures
Original Jacket Collection (DSD) [2004]

FLAC | 10 CDs | EAC+CUEs+LOGs | Box Set Artwork, Booklet | Total Time: 622:44 | 2.33 GB
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic | Label: Sony | Country/Year: Japan, 2005 | 5% Rec. Info

George Szell: A Life of Music  

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 21, 2014
George Szell: A Life of Music

George Szell: A Life of Music (Music in American Life) by Michael Charry
2011 | ISBN: 0252036166, 0252080033 | English | 464 pages | PDF | 4 MB