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Toscanini : musician of conscience

Author: Harvey Sachs
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017].
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
It may be difficult to imagine today, but Arturo Toscanini -- recognized widely as the most celebrated conductor of the twentieth century -- was once one of the most famous people in the world. Like Einstein in science or Picasso in art, Toscanini (1867-1957) transcended his own field, becoming a figure of such renown that it was often impossible not to see some mention of the maestro in the daily headlines.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Arturo Toscanini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Sachs
ISBN: 9781631492716 1631492713
OCLC Number: 993446123
Description: xviii, 923 pages, 40 pages de planches non numérotées : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Indeterminate and determinate sounds --
Beardless maestro --
Turin --
La Scala reformed --
The Metropolitan --
Interlude --
La Scala re-created --
The New York Philharmonic and new horizons --
Clear as crystal and just as cutting --
Exile and return --
Finale --
Responsibility: Harvey Sachs.


On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of conductor Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life was unparalleled among twentieth-century musicians.  Read more...


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