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George Szell

AKA György Széll

Born: 7-Jun-1897
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 30-Jul-1970
Location of death: Cleveland, OH [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor, Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Conductor, Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70


[1] University Hospital, Cleveland, OH.

Father: Georg Charles Szell (businessman)
Mother: Margarethe Harmat
Wife: Olga Band (m. 1920, div. 1926)
Wife: Helena Schultz Teltsch (m. 25-Jan-1938, until his death)

    University: Academy of Music, Vienna

    New York Philharmonic Music Advisor (1969-70)
    Cleveland Orchestra Music Director (1946-70)
    New York Metropolitan Opera Principal Conductor (1942-46)
    Scottish Orchestra Principal Conductor (1937-39)
    Prague State Opera Conductor (1930-37, "German Theatre")
    Berlin State Opera Conductor (1924-29)
    Municipal Theater, Düsseldorf Principal Conductor (1922-24)
    French Legion of Honor
    Naturalized US Citizen 1946


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