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When George Szell and John Barbirolli chased the same wife

Marcia Hansen Kraus’s recent book George Szell’s Reign, published by the University of Illinois Press, covers the great conductor’s years in Cleveland with the orchestra he created. But early on, she reveals, while Szell was conducting of the Scottish Orchestra in Glasgow from 1936 to 1938, he came into a heated collision with John Barbirolli, […]
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