Marcia Hansen Kraus is a musician and composer in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Kraus has collected a multitude of telling personal accounts.
Charming and illuminating anecdotes that depict interactions among
the players and between individual players and the maestro abound,
along with sometimes humorous and sometimes harsh instances of
Szell's behavior." --Mary Sue Welsh, author of One Woman in a
Hundred: Edna Phillips and the Philadelphia Orchestra
"The author gives us an entertaining and revealing picture of Szell working with his musicians over the years. After you read this you will know him better than if it had been a mere biography. When you finish a chapter you are eager to go on to the next, because it's a fascinating tale--and sometimes it's even rather amazing."--American Record Guide