Arturo Toscanini

Conductor

Arturo Toscanini

One of the most acclaimed musicians of his era, Toscanini was a conductor of the "old school" - aristocratic, perfectionistic and something of an autocrat on the podium. After a brief flurry of interest in Fascism in the 1910s, he rapidly became disillusioned with the movement and indeed became a personal rival of Mussolini, repeatedly antagonising him through acts of artistic defiance such as refusals to open concerts with the Fascist anthem Giovinezza.

Eventually he fled Italy for the United States, becoming the first conductor of the newly-formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom he pioneered radio broadcasts and recordings that made him a household name in America until his retirement at the age of 87. He gave the premiere performances of several major works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings and the American premiere of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony.

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Celebrating Verdi

Celebrating Verdi

Verdi’s Legendary Interpreters


Verdi:

La forza del destino Overture

USA, 1943

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

I vespri siciliani Overture

Fairfield Hall, Croydon 12 January 1968

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Quattro Pezzi Sacri: Stabat Mater

Fairfield Hall, Croydon, 3 March 1968

New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Carlo Maria Giulini

Eh! Taverniere … Mondo ladro (from Falstaff)

BBC Studio London 16 May 1958

Tito Gobbi (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Vanne, la tua meta gia vedo…Credo in un Dio crudel (from Otello)

BBC Studio London 16 May 1958

Tito Gobbi (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras


Celebrating Verdi brings into focus the greatest interpreters of Giuseppe Verdi's compositions. These jewels of music broadcasting have been salvaged from various archives and been made accessible for home viewing audiences uniting appealing and enjoyable performances by legendary artists as Arturo Toscanini, Carlo Maria Giulini, Tito Gobbi and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Lovingly restored, up scaled and digitally remastered the Classic Archive ™ series offers a unique glimpse into our classical heritage featuring performances by celebrated artists of the past including complete full-lengths programmes and comprehensive booklet information.

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Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 58 min

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Celebrating Verdi

Celebrating Verdi

Verdi’s Legendary Interpreters


Verdi:

La forza del destino Overture

USA, 1943

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

I vespri siciliani Overture

Fairfield Hall, Croydon 12 January 1968

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Quattro Pezzi Sacri: Stabat Mater

Fairfield Hall, Croydon, 3 March 1968

New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Carlo Maria Giulini

Eh! Taverniere … Mondo ladro (from Falstaff)

BBC Studio London 16 May 1958

Tito Gobbi (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Vanne, la tua meta gia vedo…Credo in un Dio crudel (from Otello)

BBC Studio London 16 May 1958

Tito Gobbi (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras


Celebrating Verdi brings into focus the greatest interpreters of Giuseppe Verdi's compositions. These jewels of music broadcasting have been salvaged from various archives and been made accessible for home viewing audiences uniting appealing and enjoyable performances by legendary artists as Arturo Toscanini, Carlo Maria Giulini, Tito Gobbi and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Lovingly restored, up scaled and digitally remastered the Classic Archive ™ series offers a unique glimpse into our classical heritage featuring performances by celebrated artists of the past including complete full-lengths programmes and comprehensive booklet information.

Picture format Blu-ray Disc: 1080i HD - 16:9 (HD upscale) Sound format Blu-ray Disc: PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master 5.1 Region code: All (worldwide)

Subtitles: English, German, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 58 min

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Ideale Audience International Classic Archive - 3079084

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The Television Concerts (1948-52)

The Television Concerts (1948-52)

Volume One


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Anne McKnight (soprano), Jane Hobson (contralto), Erwin Dillon (tenor) & Norman Scott (bass)

Members of the Collegiate Chorale

Wagner:

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Siegfried: Waldweben

Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries


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The Television Concerts (1948-52)

The Television Concerts (1948-52)

Volume Four


Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Wagner:

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Siegfried: Waldweben

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death & Funeral March

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Weber:

Euryanthe Overture


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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b


Naxos Historical Toscanini Concert Edition - 8110815-16

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Choral Fantasy

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Choral Fantasy


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Westminster Choir, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

Ecossaises (6) in E flat major, WoO 83

Liszt:

Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Mendelssohn:

Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14

Schumann:

Aufschwung, Op. 12, No. 2

Warum, Op. 12, No. 3

Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 No. 4 'Grillen'

Traumes Wirren (Fantasiestucke, Op. 12 No. 7)


Ania Dorfmann (piano)

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Puccini: La Bohème

Puccini: La Bohème


Jan Peerce (Rodolfo), George Cehanovsky (Schaunard), Francesco Valentino (Marcello), Nicola Moscona (Colline), Licia Albanese (Mimi), Anne McKnight (Musetta), Salvatore Baccaloni (Benoit), Salvatore Baccaloni (Alcindoro), NBC Symphony Chorus (chorus)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

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Verdi: Falstaff

Verdi: Falstaff


Giuseppe Valdengo (Falstaff), Antonio Madasi (Fenton), Frank Guarrera (Ford), Gabor Carelli (Dr. Cajus), John Carmen Rossi (Bardolfo), Norman Scott (Pistola), Herva Nelli (Alice Ford), Teresa Stich-Randall (Nannetta), Nan Merriman (Meg Page), Cloe Elmo (Mistress Quickly), Robert Shaw Chorale (chorus)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

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Verdi: Otello

Verdi: Otello


Ramón Vinay (Otello), Herva Nelli (Desdemona), Giuseppe Valdengo (Iago), Virginio Assandri (Cassio), Leslie Chabay (Rodrigo), Nicola Moscona (Lodovico), Arthur Newman (Montano), Nan Merriman (Emilia), Robert Shaw Chorale (chorus)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

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Verdi: Un ballo in maschera

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera


Jan Peerce (Riccardo), Robert Merrill (Renato), Herva Nelli (Amelia), Claramae Turner (Ulrica), Virginia Haskins (Oscar), George Cehanovsky (Silvano), Nicola Moscona (Samuele), Norman Scott (Tom), John Carmen Rossi (Un Giudice/Un servo), Robert Shaw Chorale (chorus)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

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