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Toscanini - The Television Concerts 1948-52 Vol. 4

Toscanini / Von Weber / Brahms / Nbc Sym Orch
Release Date: 02/14/2006 
Label:  Testament   Catalog #: 1006  
Composer:  Carl Maria von WeberJohannes BrahmsRichard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These NBC telecasts were recocded at a series of ten concerts that Toscanini gave with the NBC Symphony Orchestra duirng a period from 1948 to 1952. Volume Four comprises the seventh and eighth concerts which took place in November and December of 1948 in New York's famed Carnegie Hall. Toscanini was one of the great conductors of the 20th Century and these films give us a unique opportunity to observe the Maestro working his magic with the NBC Orchestra, with which he worked for the final 17 years of his career. Toscanini was renowned for his energy, single-mindedness, impetuosity and fanatical perfectionism. To be able to see these qualities in operation is a fascinating experience that no lover of great musicianship should miss. These NBC telecasts were recocded at a series of ten concerts that Toscanini gave with the NBC Symphony Orchestra duirng a period from 1948 to 1952. Volume Four comprises the seventh and eighth concerts which took place in November and December of 1948 in New York's famed Carnegie Hall. Toscanini was one of the great conductors of the 20th Century and these films give us a unique opportunity to observe the Maestro working his magic with the NBC Orchestra, with which he worked for the final 17 years of his career. Toscanini was renowned for his energy, single-mindedness, impetuosity and fanatical perfectionism. To be able to see these qualities in operation is a fascinating experience that no lover of great musicianship should miss. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Dresden, Germany 
2. Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
3. Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
4. Siegfried: Forest Murmurs [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
5. Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
6. Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
7. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 

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