Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Toscanini, Arturo

Arturo Toscanini(1867-1957), Italian/American conductor, studied cello and piano at the Parma Conservatory. He became a cellist for the Italian Opera in Rio de Janeiro, conducting debut there(Rio de Janeiro) as replacing conductor of performance of Aida in 1886. Returning to Italy he conducted in Turin Opera from 1887 to 1898 for ten years, then conducted at La Scala, Milan, Metropolitan Opera, and New York Philharmonic. From 1937 to 1954 he founded and conducted the NBC Orchestra.

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