Description: Hungarian-born Jewish-American conductor and composer George Szell (1897-1970) energetically signed,in pencil, this program for the February 5, 1948 performance of the Cleveland Orchestra at Troy Music Hall. Szell conducted a lengthy program, including Mozart’s“Overture to ‘The Impresario” and Symphony in C. Major, ‘Jupiter’, Wagner’s Prelude and Love-Death from “Tristan and Isolde”, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Opus 120.
George Szell is widely considered one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century. He is best remembered for his long and successful tenure as the music director of the Cleveland Orchestra of Cleveland, Ohio (1946-1970), as well as, his recordings of the standard classical repertoire.
The four-page printed program is 9 ½” x 12 ½” when unfolded. Item #A00877.
Condition: Light soil, folded a little off center, otherwise in very good condition.