Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini

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Italian conductor, born March 25, 1867 in Parma, Italy; died January 16, 1957 in New York.
Originally a cellist, he began his career as opera conductor after having participated as cellist in the world premiere of Verdi's Otello at La Scala in 1887 under the composer's supervision. Toscanini's ability to interpret his scores impressed the composer.
From 1898 to 1908 Toscanini was resident conductor at La Scala, Milan. Outside of Europe, he conducted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1908–1915) as well as The New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1926–1936). Toscanini was the first non-German conductor to appear at Bayreuth (1930–1931). In the 1930s he conducted at the Salzburg Festival (1934–1937) and the inaugural concert in 1936 of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra (now the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) in Tel Aviv.
He took the Scala Orchestra to the United States on a concert tour in 1920-21; Toscanini made his first recordings for the Victor Talking Machine Company.
Though he ran in 1919 unsuccessfully as a Fascist parliamentary candidate in Milan and had been called "the greatest conductor in the world" by Mussolini, he became disillusioned with fascism and left for the United States where the NBC Symphony Orchestra was created for him in 1937.
During a concert on April 4, 1954, in Carnegie Hall, Toscanini suffered a memory lapse caused by a transient ischemic attack. He never conducted live in public again. Toscanini was 87 years old when he retired.
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Arturo Toscanini Discography

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Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York* Conducted By Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of New York* Conducted By Arturo Toscanini - Symphony No. 7 In A Major (Opus 92) (Album) Victor Red Seal, Victor Red Seal, Victor Red Seal UK 1936 Sell This Version
DM 454 Haydn*, Arturo Toscanini, N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra* Haydn*, Arturo Toscanini, N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 13, In G Major(3xShellac, 12", Album) Victor Red Seal DM 454 US 1938 Sell This Version
Tschaikowsky*, Horowitz*, Toscanini* And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Tschaikowsky*, Horowitz*, Toscanini* And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor (Album) Victor Red Seal US 1941 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini, BBC Symphony Orchestra Arturo Toscanini, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 6 In F Major ("Pastoral") (Album) His Master's Voice US 1943 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra, Ferde Grofé Arturo Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra, Ferde Grofé - Grand Canyon Suite (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1945 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra Arturo Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra - Rossini Overtures (Album, Comp) Victor Red Seal US 1945 Sell This Version
Wagner*, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Helen Traubel Wagner*, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Helen Traubel - Brunnhilde's Immolation - From Wagner's "The Twilight Of The Gods" (Die Gotterdammerung, Finale, Act III) (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1947 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini With The NBC Symphony Orchestra Arturo Toscanini With The NBC Symphony Orchestra - William Tell Overture (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1949 Sell This Version
49-3861 Arturo Toscanini With NBC Symphony Orchestra Arturo Toscanini With NBC Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 4, In E Minor, Op. 98(4x7", Album, Red + Box) RCA Victor Red Seal 49-3861 US 1949 Sell This Version
Haydn* / Mozart* - Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra Haydn* / Mozart* - Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Haydn - Symphony No. 101, In D ("Clock") - Mozart - Symphony No. 35, In D, K. 385 ("Haffner") (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
Ravel* / Beethoven* - Arturo Toscanini And NBC Symphony Orchestra, The* Ravel* / Beethoven* - Arturo Toscanini And NBC Symphony Orchestra, The* - Daphnis And Chloe Suite No. 2 / Leonore Overture No. 3 RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
Franz Schubert, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra Franz Schubert, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 8 In B Minor ("Unfinished") (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1950 Sell This Version
Beethoven*, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra Beethoven*, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat, Op. 55 ("Eroica") (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
Beethoven*, Arturo Toscanini Beethoven*, Arturo Toscanini - Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 15 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
Tchaikovsky*, Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra* Tchaikovsky*, Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 6, In B Minor, Op. 74 ("Pathétique") (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Falstaff (Album) RCA Victor US 1950 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra / Rossini* / Waldteufel* Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra / Rossini* / Waldteufel* - William Tell Overture / The Skaters Waltz RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
LM 13 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Divertimento No. 15 In B-flat, K. 287 For Strings And Two Horns(10") RCA Victor Red Seal LM 13 US 1950 Sell This Version
LM-1040, LM 1040 Schubert* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Schubert* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 9 In C(LP, Mono) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1040, LM 1040 US 1950 Sell This Version
LM 15 Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Orchestra, Wagner* Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Orchestra, Wagner* - Parsifal(10") RCA Victor Red Seal LM 15 US 1950 Sell This Version
LM 1019 Tchaikovsky* / Berlioz* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky* / Berlioz* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Romeo And Juliet(LP) RCA Victor Red Seal LM 1019 US 1950 Sell This Version
R Strauss*, Wagner*, Toscanini*, N.B.C Symphony* R Strauss*, Wagner*, Toscanini*, N.B.C Symphony* - Don Juan • Die Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal UK 1951 Sell This Version
Puccini*, Arturo Toscanini, Licia Albanese, Jan Peerce Puccini*, Arturo Toscanini, Licia Albanese, Jan Peerce - La Bohème (Complete) (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal Canada 1951 Sell This Version
Brahms*, Vladimir Horowitz, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra Brahms*, Vladimir Horowitz, Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Brahms Concerto No. 2, In B-Flat, Op. 83 (Album) RCA Victor US 1951 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini / Verdi* / Licia Albanese / Jan Peerce / Robert Merrill / NBC Symphony Orchestra Arturo Toscanini / Verdi* / Licia Albanese / Jan Peerce / Robert Merrill / NBC Symphony Orchestra - LaTraviata (Complete Opera) (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1951 Sell This Version