The Bell Telephone Hour

Season 9 Episode 1

The Cleveland Orchestra: One Man's Triumph

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Dec 04, 1966 on NBC
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The Cleveland Orchestra: One Man's Triumph

Hosted and narrated by Irving Kolodin, the program begins with George Szell leading the orchestra in a rehearsal of the Brahms "Academic Festival Overture." Next, Szell and concertmaster Rafael Druian discuss and rehearse Alban Berg's Violin Concerto, with Druian playing the violin part and Szell playing the orchestral part on piano. The piece is further rehearsed with the full orchestra. After a short break, Szell and associate conductor Louis Lane discuss the interpretation of Mendelssohn's First Symphony. Szell moves on to a class meeting with three young conductors in his apprentice conductors program. The program concludes with Szell leading a rehearsal of the first two movements of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, and then the final movement in a concert performance at Cleveland's Severance Hall.


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