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", "...
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Did You Know?
"If you want to please only the critics, don't play too loud, too soft, too fast and too slow".
Toscanini was a perfectionist, and he was notorious for refusing to approve the release of recordings that he had made which he felt weren't good enough. Because of this, he officially approved only one of his recordings of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, although he had recorded it four times previously. The finally approved version was a 1952 LP recording made by RCA Victor, in the studio, without ...