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Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini

Orchestral conductor 

Arturo Toscanini, one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and 20th century, became inextricably linked with Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Bach, Puccini, Verdi and Wagner. Gradually, the young musician's reputation as an operatic conductor of unusual authority and skill supplanted his cello career.

In the following decade he consolidated his career in Italy and abroad, entrusted with some important world premieres, and was principal conductor at La Scala, Metropolitan and Bayreuth. His native house is situated in the popular quarter of Oltretorrente. This building, where the musician was born on March 25, 1867, gathers precious objects, documents and memorabilia coming from the different houses where Toscanini lived. The exposed documents give guests the possibility to gain precious insights into the brilliant career of the famous conductor.

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  • March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957
  • 19 years old when he became opera's director
  • 67-year career
  • 25 world premieres directed
  • 191 recorded discs
  • 1 honorary degree from the University of Georgetown
  • 5 december, 1949 he was nominated as life senator
  • 3 times in which he appeared on the cover of TIME magazine
  • 1 star dedicated to him on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame

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