This film is a docufiction on the great Toscanini directed by well-known filmmaker Larry Weinstein; who pushes the boundaries of conventional documentary storytelling by borrowing tools from fiction films; including dramatic reconstructions and historical cinematic stylings. Written by
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's voice is heard announcing one of the Toscanini telecasts, shown between 1948 and 1952. Bookspan's voice was not heard on the original telecasts; they were originally announced by Ben Grauer
, but because of the bad audio quality, they were replaced on the VHS and DVD editions of the Toscanini telecasts by the voice of Martin Bookspan. These VHS and DVD editions were issued more than thirty years after Toscanini's death. See more
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