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The conductor Arturo Toscanini is famous for his genius, his insatiable perfectionism, and his incredible sense of detail. He devoted nearly a century to his agonizing quest for musical perfection.
The man who began his conducting career on a whim eventually rose to the musical directorship of La Scala, then by departing for New York's Metropolitan or Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet. A rich and awe-inspiring career of international scope, befitting such a maestro. This documentary permits us to discover the conductor from a new perspective, the memories and testimonies of the man behind the legend. Toscanini unmasked was filmed at Lake Maggiore, Milan, Lucerne, New York, and Riverdale, the many places dear to the heart of the great artist.
Photo: Toscanini and Emanuela di Castelbarco