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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Toscanini, Volume 2: Maestro Furioso". There are many other Toscanini CD's available, including his album of all nine of Beethoven's symphonies and all four of Brahms's. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

To some it is Napoleon; to some it is Alexander the Great; to some it is philosophical struggle. To me it is simply Allegro con Brio. [discussing the first movement of Beethoven's third (Eroica) symphony. Other versions of this quote have Toscanini saying, Some say this is Napoleon; some Hitler; some Mussolini. To me it is simply Allegro Con Brio.] See more »

Trivia:

His 1936 recording of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony with the New York Philharmonic is regarded as one of the greatest recordings of all time. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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