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Arturo Toscanini (1867–1957)


Arturo Toscanini was the most celebrated conductor of his time, considered by many to be the greatest conductor of the twentieth century. He revolutionized musical interpretation by frequently insisting that his orchestras play the music exactly as written, a highly unusual practice in the nineteenth century, when Toscanini began his career. He ... See full bio »

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 2004 The Ninth (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "9th Symphony")
 1973 Blume in Love (performer: "Liebestod")
 1956 The Huntley-Brinkley Report (TV Series) (performer: "Symphony No. 9 (Second Movement)")
 1952 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 9 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5/Respighi: The Pines of Rome (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Symphony No. 5", "The Pines of Rome")
 1952 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 8 - Music of Franck, Sibelius, Debussy and Rossini (TV Special) (performer: "Symphonic Interlude", "En Saga", "Two Nocturnes", "William Tell Overture")
 1951 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 7 - Music of Wagner (TV Movie) (performer: "Lohengrin: Act I Prelude", "Forest Murmurs" from "Siegfried", "Prelude and Liebestod", "Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music", "Ride of the Valkyries")
 1949 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 5 - Verdi: Aida (TV Movie) (performer: "Aida" (complete opera))
 1948 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 4 - Music of Mozart, Dvorak and Wagner (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Symphony No. 40 in G Minor", "Symphonic Variations", "Overture to 'Tannhauser'")
 1948 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 2 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (TV Special) (performer: "Symphony No. 9 in D Minor")
 1948 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 1 - Music of Wagner (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III", "Tannhauser: Overture and Bacchanale", "Forest Murmurs", "Dawn", "Siegfried's Rhine Journey", "Ride of the Valkyries")
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His radio performances of operas performed in concert, all eventually made available on LP and CD, include Ludwig van Beethoven's "Fidelio", Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme" (the only instance of a recorded Puccini opera conducted by its *original* conductor 50 years after its world premiere) and Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata", "... See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[of German composer Richard Strauss, who accepted the sponsorship of the Nazis while Hitler was in power] To Strauss the composer I take off my hat. To Strauss the man I put it on again. See more »

Trivia:

Principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic from 1928 to 1936, after making guest appearances in 1926 and 1927. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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