Awards & Winners

George Szell

Date of Birth 07-June-1897
Place of Birth Budapest
(Hungary, Central Hungary)
Nationality Hungary, United States of America
Also know as Szell, George
Profession Conductor, Music Director
George Szell, 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, 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. By the time of his death he was credited, to quote the critic Donal Henahan, with having built it into "what many critics regarded as the world's keenest symphonic instrument." Through his recordings, Szell has remained a presence in the classical music world long after his death, and his name remains synonymous with that of the Cleveland Orchestra. While on tour with the Orchestra in the late 1980s, then-Music Director Christoph von Dohnányi remarked, "We give a great concert, and George Szell gets a great review."

Awards by George Szell

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Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance – Instrumental Soloist or Soloists
Honored for : Brahms: Double Concerto (Concerto In A Minor For Violin And Cello)