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Arturo Toscanini

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Arturo Toscanini (Italian: [arˈtuːro toskaˈniːni]; March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his eidetic memory.1 He was at various times the music director of La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the New York Philharmonic. Later in his career he was appointed the first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra (1937–54), and this led to his becoming a household name (especially in the United States) through his radio and television broadcasts and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire. Toscanini had absolute pitch.

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  • Born: March 25, 1867
  • Died: January 16, 1957 (Aged 89)
  • Occupation: Conductor

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Arturo Toscanini Possessions to Be Sold at Sotheby’s
NY Times Music, 2012-10-26 16:36:55
The conductor Arturo Toscanini’s piano, batons, letters and scores are being auctioned next month by the family of his grandson, who died last year.

A Maestro’s Treasures
NY Times Music, 2012-10-26 16:32:19
Sotheby’s will auction off possessions of the conductor Arturo Toscanini in London on Nov. 28.

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