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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The film gives the impression that Toscanini did not give interviews. Toscanini was never interviewed on radio or television, but author and critic B.H. Haggin, who became a personal friend, was the only critic allowed access to the conductor and visited him often, resulting in a book entitled "Conversations with Toscanini", published after the conductor's death. And NBC Symphony Orchestra member Samuel Antek, who wrote a book entitled "This Was Toscanini", visited him at his home in Riverdale; Antek included this experience in his book. See more