George Szell is best known for conducting the Cleveland Orchestra. On Sunday, July 10, 2011, the orchestra’s hometown daily paper, the Plain Dealer, published a review of Michael Charry’s new book George Szell: A Life of Music.
“Michael Charry’s new biography George Szell: A Life of Music is long overdue. Others have written extensively about the larger-than-life orchestra director, but Charry, a former assistant conductor here, is the first to complete a full text on an artist who indisputably resides in the musical pantheon. . . . Heavily researched, well-documented and exceedingly thorough, George Szell is a priceless reference.”