"Reading this book would serve as a manual of music appreciation. Charry's tribute reflects the scope and brilliance of Szell's career, in the careful detailing of his performances and music critics' opinions of them."--Ohioana Quarterly
"Charry’s achievement is unlikely to be surpassed for a long time, if ever, and the reader will come away with a real depth of insight into this towering, complex figure, which can only enhance our appreciation of his extraordinary accomplishment and artistic legacy."--Fanfare
Am excellent biography that should be on every real musician's shelf (and READ!).
The research is extensive and impeccable, and it is well written with many interesting stories and little-known bits of information.
I enjoyed being able to partake in Charry's insights into Szell's life and professional work.
George Szell was one of the greatest conductors in the 20th Century. I met him on a couple of occasions, after concerts, as one of many who admired his music-making. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Frog
Micael Cherry has done the musical world a great service in his biography of the great conductor George Szell. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mark Perlman
Written by Michael Charry, George Szell's longtime assistant, this book chronicles Szell's performing schedules across his career, quoting (mostly positive) press reviews. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Firebrand
Engaging and very interesting. I particularly enjoyed Mr. Charry's evocative descriptions of Europe in the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Greg Bonenberger
This biography of George Szell reflects a great deal of research about Szell's professional life, and Michael Charry deserves a lot of praise for his deep knowledge about the... Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I became a classical music fan during the early 60s thanks to the Met broadcasts and broadcast concerts and new recordings by some of the greatest of the last great conductors of... Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by Col William Russell (ret)