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Arturo Toscanini conducts Wagner

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Arturo Toscanini conducts Wagner NBC Symphony Orchestra

About

Fifty years after his death, Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) remains a legendary figure of conducting. For the Italian Maestro, Wagner always held a special status: he inaugurated his first appointment at La Scala in 1898 with Die Meistersinger and made his final public appearance in 1954 with an all-Wagner program.

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Program

  • Richard Wagner, Tannhäuser
    • Overture
  • Richard Wagner, Lohengrin
    • III: Prelude
  • Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod (Orchestral version)
  • Richard Wagner, Die Walküre
    • Ride of the Valkyries
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Hymn of the nations

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Pierre-Martin Juban
  • Production date: 2007
  • Recording date: 1954 (Wagner), 1944 (Verdi)
  • Duration: 57 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Arturo Toscanini | Conductor
  • Jan Peerce | Tenor
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Westminster College Choir
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