When Arturo Toscanini
died in New York in 1957, aged almost 90 years, he had revolutionised the world of classsical music and prepared the way for aspiring young musicians such as the violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin and the soprano Renata Tebaldi.
Upon its premiere to a sold-out audience at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 1926, conductor Arturo Toscanini
, a close friend of Puccini, conducted the opera only until the moment that Puccini stopped writing it, declaring "Qui finisce l'opera, perchE[umlaut] a questo punto il maestro E morto" ("Here the opera ends, because at this point the maestro died").
I would like to share with readers the experience of a very special person: Marian Anderson, the great singer of classical music and Negro spirituals about whom Arturo Toscanini
said that a great voice like hers comes once in a century.
Anecdotally humorous throughout--one of my favorite bits was Moondog kissing the hand of Arturo Toscanini
upon meeting the maestro, who then pulled it away, however, observing wryly that he was "not a beautiful woman."
The same applies to his exploration of Mann's attitude to the great conductors of the time, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini
, and Hans Knappertsbusch.
But the wacko's admirers included Arturo Toscanini
and Benny Goodman, who came forward and testified that Hardin was a major contemporary composer.
Mr Salvi established his reputation as a harpist in the US under such renowned conductors as Arturo Toscanini
and Pierre Monteux.
He frets about the ways other musicians read his work, arguing with Arturo Toscanini
about the tempo he chose for a performance of Bolero, and raging at Paul Wittgenstein for embellishing the score of the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand that Ravel wrote on his commission.
It's no surprise either that Tribschen -Wagner's rented house - was the exact spot where the seed of the now internationally acclaimed annual Lucerne Festival was planted back in 1938, when the legendary Arturo Toscanini
conducted his Concert de Gala in front of the four-square building standing proud on its rocky promontory
In 1935, the famous conductor Arturo Toscanini
heard Anderson sing in Salzburg, Austria.
All of the familiar names are here, including conductors Arturo Toscanini
, Leopold Stokowski, and George Szell; marquee performers Jascha Heifetz, Vladmir Horowitz, and Van Cliburn; composers Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and Charles Ives; and others who wore many hats, such as Leonard Bernstein.