Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini
Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his eidetic memory.[1] He was at various times the music director of La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Later in his career he was appointed the first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra (1937–54), and this led to his becoming a household name (especially in the United States) through his radio and television broadcasts and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire.
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Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his eidetic memory.[1] He was at various times the music director of La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Later in his career he ...
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WAGNER Lohengrin - Tannhäuser - Die Walküre - Tristan und Isolde - Götterdämmerung excerpts

Live recording · 1941
Total duration: 2hr 9:43

Helen Traubel, soprano
Lauritz Melchior, tenor
NBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Arturo Toscanini
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DEBUSSY Le Martyr de San Sébastien (excerpts)
DEBUSSY Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune
DEBUSSY Nocturnes
DEBUSSY Images: 2. Ibèria
DEBUSSY La Damoiselle Elue
DEBUSSY La Mer

Recorded Sunday 19th April 1936
Total Duration: 1hr 50:43

Bidú Sayão, soprano
Rose Bampton,
contralto
Women's Chorus of the Schola Cantorum
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York
conducted by Arturo Toscanini

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CHERUBINI Anacréon Overture
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral"
FRANCK Les Eolides
SMETANA The Moldau
R. STRAUSS Don Juan
WAGNER Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg: Prelude, Act 1
Recorded 1949
Total Duration: 1hr 38:16

La Scala Orchestra
conducted by Arturo Toscanini

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BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 (two performances)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Live broadcast performances, 1944 & 1946
Total duration: 2hr 14:21

Ania Dorfmann, piano
Artur Rubinstein,
piano
Rudolf Serkin,
piano
Dame Myra Hess,
piano
NBC Symphony Orchestra

conducted by Arturo Toscanini

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BEETHOVEN Fidelio

Broadcast performance, 1944
Total duration: 1hr 51:08

Jan Peerce Florestano
Rose Bampton Leonora
Chorus directed by Peter Wilhousky
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Arturo Toscanini, conductor
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BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis

Live broadcast performance, 1940
Total duration: 79:56

Zinka Milanov, soprano
Bruna Castagna,
contralto
Jussi Björling,
tenor
Alexander Kipnis,
bass
Westminster Choir
NBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Arturo Toscanini