Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Historic Telecasts with George Szell |
Mussorgsky / Beethoven / Berlioz / Mozart
Actors: George Szell, Erica Morini
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Featuring original footage of performances originally broadcast in 1961, this program of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by 20th-century heavyweight maestro George Szell is a pleasure to watch in more ways than on... more »
Morini Alone is Worth the Ticket Already
BLee | HK | 08/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Recommended for :
(i) the nice and rather easly listening repertoire;
(ii) it gives us a much better idea of how Szell conducts;
(iii) we could readily compare Szell with his successor Sir George Solti, and
(iv) most importantly of all, we have Morini, one of the greatest violinists of the century (from the Viennese School) playing Mozart-- her footage alone is worth the ticket already, especially for those who have a ear or taste for the more refine and assuring sort of music and suffice to say that among all violinists of the past, Hilary Hann would particualarly love to see Morinin at work!
The sound is indeed quite good and the picture is more than acceptable."
The Incredible George Szell
W. J. Yoder | Chiang Mai, Thailand | 10/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was delighted to find a DVD of George Szell's work. Unfortunately it's with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra rather than the Cleveland Orchestra, the musical instrument that George Szell turned into the greatest orchestra in the world. I was tempted to give only four stars because of the antiquated audio of the DVD; but I decided that was a "revisionist" injustice. George Szell was the greatest orchestral conductor of the Twentiesth Century. Seeing him work with any orchestra is a miracle. Sadly. even now only the most dedicated of classical music nuts know who he was and he's been gone only thirty-some years."