The Music Plays On — Szell Conducts Sibelius Symphony №2

George Szell

There are pairings of conductors and composers that, on the surface, may not seem like a likely fit. For whatever reason, I never considered that the micromanagement of George Szell would work with the music of Jean Sibelius. Boy, was I wrong!

Part of the problem is that Szell only recorded Sibelius’ Symphony №2 in the studio once, and not even with his orchestra, or…

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