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Late-Romantic Italian Symphony on Symphony @ 7

Giovanni Sgambati
Giovanni Sgambati
6:55PM
May 14, 2013

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have a grand Romantic symphony from 1881 by Giovanni Sgambati.

The Real Toscanini, a Wonderful New Book

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Cesare Civetta's 'The Real Toscanini' Highly recommended!
2:56PM
November 6, 2012

The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro is a new book by Cesare Civetta celebrating the great Italian born conductor.

American Music Heroes: Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson as Ulrica in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera in 1955
Marian Anderson as Ulrica in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera in her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1955.
3:43PM
June 28, 2011

Remembering the American contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) as we prepare for the fourth of July weekend.

Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra

NBC Studios
30 Rockefeller Center was once home to the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
11:30AM
December
29, 2010

Long gone are the days when television networks had there own orchestras. But, luckily, they’re performances are still preserved on Youtube.

Conductor Carlo Maria Giulini

Carlo Maria Giulini
Carlo Maria Giulini
11:33AM
May 13, 2010

Conductor Carlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005) is the subject of a new biography by Thomas D. Saler entitled Carlo Maria Giulini: Serving Genius.

Turandot and the Three Riddles

Maria Guleghina and Marcello Giordani in Turandot
Maria Guleghina and Marcello Giordani in Turandot
4:47PM
October
30, 2009

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot is presented live in HD from the Met on Saturday, Novemver 7 at 1 PM.

How Toscanini Conducts Aida

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Toscanini, the perfect conductor for Aida.
10:37AM
October 20, 2009

The perfect conductor of Aida balances the massive choral scenes with the drama. Toscanini gives the music its weight while establishing a thrilling momentum, a sense of inevitability to the story.

The Lucerne Festival Is a Haven for Music Lovers

Nightime on Lake Lucerne
Home of the Lucerne Music festival, est. in 1938
1:52PM
August
5, 2009

Established as an annual event in 1938, the Lucerne Festival is a haven for music lovers in a beautiful setting on the shore of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

Edward Downes at Bayreuth

Book cover for Winifred Wagner: A Life at the Heart of Hitler's Bayreuth. Brigitte Hamann (Author), Alan Bance (Translator)
Winifred Wagner: A Life at the Heart of Hitler's Bayreuth. Brigitte Hamann (Author), Alan Bance (Translator)
2:08PM
July 17, 2009

Here are more of the memoirs of musicologist and broadcaster Edward Downes (1911-2001) from taped interviews he gave in New York in 1995.

Big Breaks for Bernstein and Toscanini

Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein, one of the giants in the world of classical music
1:27PM
June
2, 2009

Leonard Bernstein and Arturo Toscanini increased the audience for classical music in this country more than anyone else before or after them.