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Arturo Toscanini

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Arturo Toscanini, c. 1900

Arturo Toscanini (Italian: [arˈtuːro toskaˈniːni]; 25 Mairch 1867 – 16 Januar 1957) wis an Italian conductor. He wis ane o the maist acclaimed muisickers o the late 19t an o the 20t century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail an sonority, an his eidetic memory.[1] He wis at various times the muisic director o La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, an the New York Philharmonic. Later in his career he wis appyntit the first muisic director o the NBC Symphony Orchestra (1937–54), an this led tae his acomin a hopsehaud name (especially in the Unitit States) throu his radio an telly braidcasts an mony recordins o the operatic an symphonic repertoire. Toscanini haed absolute pitch.


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  1. Sachs, Harvey (1978). Toscanini. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80137-X.