Tales from the Locker Room: An Anecdotal Portrait of George Szell and his Cleveland Orchestra
One of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, George Szell led the Cleveland Orchestra from 1946 until his death in 1970. A meticulous perfectionist, Szell was known to be an autocratic taskmaster who wielded total artistic control. Under his leadership he transformed the orchestra into a world class ensemble. Tales From the Locker Room gives a rare, honest, humorous and at times brutal look at this musical genius through first hand interviews, stories, and anecdotes by members of the Cleveland Orchestra who served under him.