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 - Symphonie D-Dur / Re Majeur (Die Uhr = L'Horloge) album art Haydn*, Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra New York*, Arturo Toscanini Haydn*, Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra New York*, Arturo Toscanini - Symphonie D-Dur / Re Majeur (Die Uhr = L'Horloge) (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice Europe 1929 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Symphony No. 7 In A Major (Opus 92) album art 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
Arturo Toscanini - Symphony No. 6 In F Major ("Pastoral") album art The B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Arturo Toscanini - Beethoven* The B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Arturo Toscanini - Beethoven* - Symphony No. 6 In F Major ("Pastoral") (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice US 1937 Sell This Version
DM 454 Arturo Toscanini - Symphony No. 13, In G Major album art 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
D.B. 3550 Arturo Toscanini - "Die Zauberflöte" (The Magic Flute) album art Mozart* - Arturo Toscanini, BBC Symphony Orchestra Mozart* - Arturo Toscanini, BBC Symphony Orchestra - "Die Zauberflöte" (The Magic Flute)(19xShellac, 12", Album, Mono) His Master's Voice D.B. 3550 UK 1938 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Scherzo And Adagio From Quartet In F Major (Op. 135) / Moto Perpetuo (Op. 11) album art Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra, Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccolò Paganini Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra, Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccolò Paganini - Scherzo And Adagio From Quartet In F Major (Op. 135) / Moto Perpetuo (Op. 11) (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1939 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Symphony No. 4, In B Flat Major Op. 60 album art Ludwig van Beethoven, Arturo Toscanini And The BBC Symphony Orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven, Arturo Toscanini And The BBC Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 4, In B Flat Major Op. 60 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1940 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Symphony No. 40, In C Minor  album art Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 40, In C Minor (Album) Victor Red Seal UK 1939 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 68 album art Johannes Brahms, Arturo Toscanini, N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra* Johannes Brahms, Arturo Toscanini, N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 68 (Album) Victor Red Seal US 1941 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor album art 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 - Fifth Symphony album art Ludwig Van Beethoven - Toscanini* Ludwig Van Beethoven - Toscanini* - Fifth Symphony (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1942 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Grand Canyon Suite album art Arturo Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra, Ferde Grofé Arturo Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra, Ferde Grofé - Grand Canyon Suite (Album, EP) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1945 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Rossini Overtures album art Rossini*, Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Rossini*, Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Rossini Overtures (Album, Comp) Victor Red Seal US 1945 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Brunnhilde's Immolation - From Wagner's "The Twilight Of The Gods" (Die Gotterdammerung, Finale, Act III) album art 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) Victor Red Seal US 1947 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Romeo &  Juliet Overture album art Tchaikovsky* . Kabalevsky*, The NBC Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Arturo Toscanini Tchaikovsky* . Kabalevsky*, The NBC Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Arturo Toscanini - Romeo & Juliet Overture (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1948 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Toscanini Conducts Light Music album art Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Toscanini Conducts Light Music (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1949 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - William Tell Overture album art 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
Arturo Toscanini - Manfred Overture, Op. 115 / Consecration Of The House Overture In C, Op. 124 album art Schumann* / Beethoven* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Schumann* / Beethoven* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Manfred Overture, Op. 115 / Consecration Of The House Overture In C, Op. 124 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1949 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Parsifal album art Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Orchestra, Wagner* Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Orchestra, Wagner* - Parsifal RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Divertimento No. 15 In B-flat, K. 287 For Strings And Two Horns album art 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 RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Symphony No. 8 In B Minor ("Unfinished") album art 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
Arturo Toscanini - William Tell Overture / The Skaters Waltz album art 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
Arturo Toscanini - Feste Romane album art Respighi* / Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra Respighi* / Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra - Feste Romane (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Daphnis And Chloe Suite No. 2 / Leonore Overture No. 3 album art Ravel* / Beethoven* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Ravel* / Beethoven* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Daphnis And Chloe Suite No. 2 / Leonore Overture No. 3 RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version
Arturo Toscanini - Romeo And Juliet album art Tchaikovsky* / Berlioz* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky* / Berlioz* - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra - Romeo And Juliet (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal US 1950 Sell This Version