March 11, 2013

NEW DATE

BOOK READING/SIGNING

MONDAY MARCH 11, 2013, 5:00 to 7:00PM

MANNES COLLEGE THE NEW SCHOOL FOR MUSIC

150 WEST 85TH ST. BET. COLUMBUS AND AMSTERDAM

A LIMITED NUMBER OF BOOKS WILL BE ON SALE AT A DISCOUNT PRICE OF $30. CASH OR CHECK ONLY

 

University of Illinois Press, 2011

George Szell: A Life of Music

by Michael Charry

Illustrated talk on the first full biography of one of the greatest conductors of the 20th Century. Including a live performance of the Scherzo from Szell’s Piano Quintet, Opus 2, composed in 1911, at the age of 14. Coincidentally, Szell taught at both Mannes and The New School in the 1940s while conducting at The Metropolitan Opera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Bachrach

Michael Charry

Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland
Orchestra under George Szell, 1961-1970.
Music Director and guest conductor of orchestras, music festivals, and opera in this country and abroad. Former Music Director of The Mannes Orchestra. Graduate of Juilliard in the conducting class of Jean Morel, he also studied with Pierre Monteux, and, on a Fulbright Scholarship in Hamburg, Germany, with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt.