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Arturo Toscanini (1867–1957)


Arturo Toscanini was the most celebrated conductor of his time, considered by many to be the greatest conductor of the twentieth century. He revolutionized musical interpretation by frequently insisting that his orchestras play the music exactly as written, a highly unusual practice in the nineteenth century, when Toscanini began his career. He ... See full bio »

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Awham Alhoub Soundtrack
(1970)
Blume in Love Soundtrack
(1973)
The Rose King Music Department
(1986)

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 2012 Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary) (performer: "Symphony No. 2, in D, Op. 73: I. Allegro Non Troppo")
 2008 This Night (performer: "MISSA SOLEMNIS, OP. 123", "VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D, OP. 61")
 2006 Hommage an Ludwig van Beethoven (Video) (performer: "Missa Solemnis op. 123 - Gloria", "Missa Solemnis op. 123 - Sanctus", "Missa Solemnis op. 123 - Agnus Dei")
 2004 The Ninth (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "9th Symphony")
 1993 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (performer: "Prelude from Tristan und Isolde")
 1990 Inspector Morse (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Masonic Mysteries (1990) ... (performer: "The Magic Flute" - uncredited)
 1982 Poltergeist (arranger: "The Star-Spangled Banner" (1814) - uncredited)
 1973 Blume in Love (performer: "Liebestod")
 1970 Awham Alhoub (performer: "Richard Wagner: Prologue Dammerung & Siegfried's Rhein-Reise")
 1956 The Huntley-Brinkley Report (TV Series) (performer: "Symphony No. 9 (Second Movement)")
 1952 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 9 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5/Respighi: The Pines of Rome (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Symphony No. 5", "The Pines of Rome")
 1952 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 8 - Music of Franck, Sibelius, Debussy and Rossini (TV Special) (performer: "Symphonic Interlude", "En Saga", "Two Nocturnes", "William Tell Overture")
 1951 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 7 - Music of Wagner (TV Special) (performer: "Lohengrin: Act I Prelude", "Forest Murmurs" from "Siegfried", "Prelude and Liebestod", "Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music", "Ride of the Valkyries")
 1949 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 5 - Verdi: Aida (TV Movie) (performer: "Aida" (complete opera))
 1948 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 4 - Music of Mozart, Dvorak and Wagner (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Symphony No. 40 in G Minor", "Symphonic Variations", "Overture to 'Tannhauser'")
 1948 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 2 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (TV Special) (performer: "Symphony No. 9 in D Minor")
 1948 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 1 - Music of Wagner (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III", "Tannhauser: Overture and Bacchanale", "Forest Murmurs", "Dawn", "Siegfried's Rhine Journey", "Ride of the Valkyries")
 1944 Hymn of the Nations (Short documentary) (performer: "Garibaldi's Hymn" - uncredited)
 1931 Study No. 8 (Short) (performer: "L'apprenti Sorcier" (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), first half)
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Other Works:

CD: "Toscanini, Volume 2: Maestro Furioso". There are many other Toscanini CD's available, including his album of all nine of Beethoven's symphonies and all four of Brahms's. See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Personal Quote:

To some it is Napoleon; to some it is Alexander the Great; to some it is philosophical struggle. To me it is simply Allegro con Brio. [discussing the first movement of Beethoven's third (Eroica) symphony. Other versions of this quote have Toscanini saying, Some say this is Napoleon; some Hitler; some Mussolini. To me it is simply Allegro Con Brio.] See more »

Trivia:

He forbade the singing of encores during opera performances, insisting that opera is theater, and that the progress of the opera should never be interrupted so that the singers could show off their skills and cater to the audience.(Audiences at that time often demanded encores of arias and duets). See more »

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