The Man & the Baton
TIME deserves much credit for giving public recognition to the greatest orchestra and the greatest conductor in America: the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and George Szell [Feb. 22].
As a native Clevelander, I am glad the rest of the nation could share such a penetrating insight into the group of which Cleveland is proudest.
New York City
In 1946, I was a member of The New York Philharmonic, and after one rehearsal with Szell, who was guest-conducting at the time, I knew I had to work with him some day. When, two years later, Szell asked me to leave...