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Toscanini, The Maestro

A film by Peter Rosen

The first comprehensive portrait of the celebrated conductor, hosted by James Levine with rarely seen home movies, hundreds of still photographs, rare documents, and original recordings. Spanning the maestro's 70-year career.

Toscanini, The Maestro features interviews with members of the NCB Symphony, Robert Merrill, Jarmila Novotna, Herva Nelli, Licia Albanese and others, plus photographs, documents, original recordings and a selection of rarely shown home movies. Also includes a complete performance of Verdi's Hymn of the Nations featuring Jan Peerce.


Great Performances PBS, 1988

In the press:

"Look no further...fervent."
—The New York Times

Fascinating, recommended viewing for all serious music-lovers...a rare watch Toscanini conduct his beloved Verdi is an incomparable experience.
—Opera News

Arturo Toscanini conductor

Jan Peerce

Duration : 01 h 37 min
Production date : 1988
Production : © Peter Rosen Productions, Inc.
Available version(s) : EN

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