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Arturo Toscanini - The Complete RCA Collection [84 CDs + DVD]


Release Date: 07/10/2012 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 791631   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsWolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz Joseph Haydn,   ... 
Performer:  Eileen FarrellNan MerrimanJan PeerceNorman Scott,   ... 
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony OrchestraRobert Shaw ChoraleNBC Symphony Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 85 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Back by popular demand, The Toscanini Collection is a reissue of RCA’s 1992 compendium that encompassed all of the recordings Toscanini made with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and NBC Symphony. A new addition to this amazing collection is his approved recordings with the BBC Symphony from the 1930s that were not included in the 1992 edition. This limited-edition package is the complete RCA Toscanini Collection on 84 CDs plus a bonus DVD, “The Maestro.” The deluxe hard- cover book contains liner notes by Toscanini biographers Mortimer F. Frank and Michael Stegemann.

From the Maestro’s acoustic recordings of 1920-21 with La Scala orchestra, to his 1954 retirement, The Toscanini Collection spans all the
Read more years in which Toscanini’s career veered away from the opera house as it moved exclusively to the concert hall. As with his NBC broadcasts and recordings, the BBC and Philadelphia accounts disprove the specious notion that Arturo Toscanini was always the same from one performance of a given work to the next. The BBC recordings have special value for occurring in Queen’s Hall, acoustically London’s finest concert venue.

Particularly interesting are three NBC performances of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, two from broadcasts (October 28, 1939 and December 6, 1953), and the third from a 1949 Carnegie Hall recording session. With each performance being somewhat different from the other, they serve as a reminder of how Toscanini was invariably rethinking his approach to a particular work.

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ARTURO TOSCANINI: THE COMPLETE RCA COLLECTION Arturo Toscanini, cond; New York Philharmonic SO; BBC SO; Philadelphia O; NBC SO; various soloists and singers RCA no number (86 CDs: c.5760:00)


This is a reissue of the Arturo Toscanini Collection that RCA released in 1992, but with significant differences. For one, everything here has come under the control of Sony, which has acquired the rights to RCA’s classical catalog. The earlier set was offered in a three-shelved cabinet having a glass door retaining 71 discs. This one is housed in a sturdy cardboard box holding 86 CDs, each held in a slim cardboard envelope, the entire packaging taking up but a third of the space that the earlier set required. It is also the first set to feature Toscanini leading four different orchestras (five if one includes the single disc devoted to his acoustic (sonically antediluvian) recordings made in the U.S. with the La Scala Orchestra.


For those who may have acquired the 1992 set, this new one is essentially redundant, especially as the BBC recordings can be had in fine transfers made for Naxos by Mark Obert-Thorn. (They may have to be gotten directly from England, as they may not be for sale in the U.S.) What further distinguishes this production from its predecessor is an entirely new 168-page, hardcover trilingual booklet with three essays, each proffered in English, German, and French and written by three Toscanini authorities. Their views on divergent subjects are welcome, as is the comprehensive index the booklet includes.


Perhaps the greatest virtue of this box is its restoration of material that (at least in the U.S.) has either been out of print or difficult to obtain. Particularly impressive in this regard is Toscanini’s first of three recordings of Beethoven’s “Eroica,” a 1939 broadcast account unmatched in its tensile thrust, textural transparency, and subtle rhythmic inflection, all projected in sound that, despite the 8H dryness, boasts an impact, clarity, and dynamic range that is years ahead of its time. And, as some may know, all of the New York Philharmonic recordings suggest a conductor who favored a more flexible pulse and weightier sonority than he produced at NBC.


Interesting for a variety of reasons are other performances. The 1940 broadcast account of the first and fourth tableaux of Petrushka , for example, comprises the only surviving Toscanini performance of Stravinsky among the very few works of the composer that he ever gave. Commanding in a different way is the 1941 NBC account of the Brahms First Symphony. Recorded in Carnegie Hall, it comprises a weightier, more rhythmically supple reading than the one Toscanini recorded 10 years later in the same venue.


Throughout this set there is duplication of repertory: three NBC Beethoven “Eroicas”; two each of all the composer’s other symphonies save Nos. 2 and 9; three Schubert Ninths (two with the NBC orchestra, one with the Philadelphia Orchestra); four recordings of his own arrangement of “Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey” from Götterdämmerung (one with the New York Philharmonic, three with the NBC Symphony), to cite but some. All defy the specious notion that he was always the same from one performance to the next of a given work. Each of the broadcast performances he gave at NBC of operas is here—Beethoven’s Fidelio (with dialog omitted); Verdi’s Aida, Falstaff, Otello, La traviata, and Un ballo in maschera ; and Puccini’s La bohème . All comprise major documents of a maestro who worshiped Beethoven and had close personal ties to Verdi and Puccini. No librettos are provided


Not included in RCA’s original “complete” set is disc 72—a previously issued video revealing Toscanini in three contexts: his personal life with his family, on the 1950 NBC Symphony transcontinental tour, and in rehearsal and concerts. Particularly fascinating is the marked contrast between the maestro’s bold dramatic gestures in the former and the controlled economy of his beat in front of an audience. Of primary significance, perhaps, this set gives Toscanini a dimension that has not been equaled on disc by any other conductor of the first half of the 20th century. It belongs in every public and university library concerned with classical music and should be welcomed by those who have a strong (yet incompletely satisfied) interest in the maestro.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1949 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 45 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 23 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 32 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1949-51 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 28 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 40 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1951 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 30 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1952 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 29 Minutes 5 Secs. 
9.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 25 Minutes 17 Secs. 
10.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1939 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 11 Secs. 
11.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Nan Merriman (Mezzo Soprano), Jan Peerce (Tenor),
Norman Scott (Bass)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 64 Minutes 43 Secs. 
12.
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 
Date of Recording: 11/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
13.
Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1948 
14.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 1 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/17/1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York 
15.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 17 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/17/1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York 
16.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 20 in E minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/17/1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York 
17.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 21 in E minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/17/1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York 
18.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
19.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
20.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
21.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
22.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Frank Miller (Cello), Mischa Mischakoff (Violin)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
23.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
24.
Liebeslieder Waltzes (18), Op. 52 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Artur Balsam (Piano), Joseph Kahn (Piano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1869; Austria 
Language: German 
25.
Gesang der Parzen, Op. 89 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Language: German 
26.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leonard Sharrow (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 
29.
Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 15 in B flat major, K 287 (271H) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
30.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/06/1948 
31.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1938-39 
32.
Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1945-46 
33.
Symphony no 88 in G major, H 1 no 88 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1787 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
34.
Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/26/1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 19 Minutes 16 Secs. 
35.
Symphony no 98 in B flat major, H 1 no 98 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 
36.
Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
37.
Symphony no 99 in E flat major, H 1 no 99 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
38.
Sinfonia Concertant for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon in B flat major, H 1 no 105 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 
39.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
40.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1953 
41.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
42.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1947 
43.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/12/1949 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8H, New York City 
Length: 30 Minutes 41 Secs. 
44.
Manfred, Op. 115 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
45.
Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Dresden, Germany 
46.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
47.
Oberon, J 306: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 
48.
Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
49.
Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 
50.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
51.
Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
52.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/24/1947 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 41 Minutes 44 Secs. 
53.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/19/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 21 Minutes 20 Secs. 
54.
Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885 
Date of Recording: 12/5/1949 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 48 Minutes 27 Secs. 
55.
Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 4/8/1946 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 18 Minutes 8 Secs. 
56.
Symphony in D minor, M 48 by César Franck
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; France 
57.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1886 
58.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
59.
Pohjola's daughter, Op. 49 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Finland 
60.
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 
61.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
62.
Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 60 "Leningrad" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
63.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1939 
64.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1939 
65.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/02/1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 36 Minutes 53 Secs. 
66.
Háry János, Op. 15: Suite by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Hungary 
67.
Má vlast: no 2, Moldau, T 111 by Bedrich Smetana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 
68.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
69.
Septet in E flat major, Op. 20 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
70.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
71.
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 
Date of Recording: 1941 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 41 Minutes 37 Secs. 
72.
Serenade no 2 in A major, Op. 16 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858-1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1942 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 29 Minutes 36 Secs. 
73.
Symphony in D major by Luigi Cherubini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; France 
Date of Recording: 03/10/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 26 Minutes 7 Secs. 
74.
Ali-Babŕ: Overture by Luigi Cherubini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1833; France 
75.
Anacréon: Overture by Luigi Cherubini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; France 
76.
Medea: Overture by Luigi Cherubini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; France 
77.
Il matrimonio segreto: Overture by Domenico Cimarosa
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; Vienna, Austria 
78.
Il matrimonio per raggiro: Overture by Domenico Cimarosa
79.
Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical" by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/15/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 46 Secs. 
80.
Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/12/1944 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 26 Minutes 58 Secs. 
81.
Kamarinskaya by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1940 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
82.
Kikimora, Op. 63 by Anatole Liadov
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/29/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
83.
Pétrouchka: Fęte populaire de la semaine grasse by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1940 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs. 
84.
Pétrouchka: Scene 4 by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911/1947; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1940 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 50 Secs. 
85.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: December 6, 1953  
86.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/12/1950 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8H, New York City 
Length: 22 Minutes 57 Secs. 
87.
Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Frank Miller (Cello)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
88.
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
89.
Don Juan, Op. 20 by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
90.
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; Germany 
91.
Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
92.
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
93.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
94.
Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/17/1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 20 Minutes 50 Secs. 
95.
Fountains of Rome by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/17/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 15 Minutes 5 Secs. 
96.
Feste romane by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1949 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 23 Minutes 40 Secs. 
97.
Harold en Italie, Op. 16 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Carlton Cooley (Viola)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; France 
98.
Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  John Garris (Tenor), Nicola Moscona (Bass), Gladys Swarthout (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Chorus,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; France 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 92 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: French 
99.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
100.
Carmen: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording:  08/05/1952  
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
101.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Orchestra (orchestrated by Ravel) by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1874/1922; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/26/1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 31 Minutes 47 Secs. 
102.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 29 Minutes 14 Secs. 
103.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Suite by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
104.
Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
105.
La mer by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 06/01/1950 
106.
Prélude ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1953 
107.
Images for Orchestra: no 2, Ibéria by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 06/02/1950 
108.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 1, Nuages by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1952 
109.
Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra: no 2, Fętes by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: French Impressionist 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1948 
110.
An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1945 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 16 Minutes 16 Secs. 
111.
El Capitan (march) by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1945 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
112.
Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/10/1945 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 31 Minutes 41 Secs. 
113.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1942 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
114.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1945 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
115.
The Star-spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1942 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
116.
Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2 by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 11/21/1949 
117.
L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1950 
118.
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/01/1950 
119.
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
Date of Recording: 01/19/1953 
120.
Psyché, M 47: Psyché et Eros by César Franck
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; France 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1952 
121.
Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Queen Mab Scherzo by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; France 
Date of Recording: 11/10/1951 
122.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczy March by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Date of Recording: 09/02/1945 
123.
Mignon: Overture by Ambroise Thomas
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Date of Recording: 07/29/1952 
124.
Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/28/1945 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
125.
Cassation in G major "Toy Symphony" by Leopold Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1769; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/15/1941 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 38 Secs. 
126.
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/06/1941 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
127.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1941-42 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 21 Secs. 
128.
Dichter und Bauer: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/18/1943 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York, City 
Length: 9 Minutes 14 Secs. 
129.
La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/29/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 38 Secs. 
130.
Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11 by Niccolň Paganini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835 
Date of Recording: 04/17/1939 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
131.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/08/1946 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
132.
Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/28/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
133.
Capriccio brillante on the theme "Jota aragonesa" by Mikhail Glinka
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/04/1950 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
134.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1940 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8-H 
Length: 38 Minutes 33 Secs. 
135.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/29/1944 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8-H 
Length: 32 Minutes 25 Secs. 
136.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/23/1936 
Venue:  Live  New York City 
Length: 32 Minutes 36 Secs. 
137.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ania Dorfmann (Piano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/09/1945 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 32 Minutes 4 Secs. 
138.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
139.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1941 
140.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/25/1943 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 31 Minutes 36 Secs. 
141.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/23/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 29 Minutes 23 Secs. 
142.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
143.
Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
144.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
145.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
146.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
147.
Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805; Vienna, Austria 
148.
Quartet for Strings no 16 in F major, Op. 135: 3rd movement, Lento assai by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
149.
Quartet for Strings no 16 in F major, Op. 135: 2nd movement, Vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
150.
Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/08/1952 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 24 Minutes 5 Secs. 
151.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1941 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 55 Secs. 
152.
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1942 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
153.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1946 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
154.
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1949 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 0 Secs. 
155.
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/03/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 20 Secs. 
156.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 01/27/1946 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
157.
Don Pasquale: Overture by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/05/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
158.
La Wally: Act 4 Prelude by Alfredo Catalani
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/05/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
159.
Loreley: Dance of the water nymphs by Alfredo Catalani
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/05/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
160.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1949 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
161.
Luisa Miller: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/25/1943 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
162.
La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/10/1941 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
163.
La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/10/1941 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
164.
I vespri siciliani: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/24/1942 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
165.
La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/10/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
166.
Otello: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/13/1948 
Venue:  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
167.
Guillaume Tell: Pas de six by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/08/1945 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
168.
Hänsel und Gretel: Overture by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/05/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NY 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
169.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/26/1949 
Venue:  Studio 8-H, N.Y.C., NY 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
170.
Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Venue:  Studio 8-H, N.Y.C., NY 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
171.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Overture by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Written: 1866 
Date of Recording: 11/17/1946 
Venue:  Studio 8-H, N.Y.C., NY 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 
172.
Mignon: Overture by Ambroise Thomas
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1942 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NY 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
173.
La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/28/1945 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NY 
Length: 8 Minutes 2 Secs. 
174.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/25/1945 
Venue:  Studio 8-H, N.Y.C., NY 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
175.
Zampa: Overture by Louis Ferdinand Herold
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 08/05/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NY 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
176.
Colas Breugnon, Op. 24: Overture by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938/1969; USSR 
Date of Recording: 04/08/1946 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NY 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
177.
Die Walküre: Act 1, Scene 3 by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helen Traubel (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/22/1941 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 26 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
178.
Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/03/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
179.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/29/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 17 Minutes 37 Secs. 
180.
Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 31 Secs. 
181.
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1952 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
182.
La Bohčme by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Licia Albanese (Soprano), Frank Valentino (Baritone), Anne McKnight (Soprano),
George Cehanovsky (Baritone), Nicola Moscona (Bass), Salvatore Baccaloni (Bass),
Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Chorus,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1946 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 94 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
183.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eva Gustavson (Mezzo Soprano), Herva Nelli (Soprano),
Norman Scott (Bass), Giuseppe Valdengo (Baritone), Dennis Harbour (Bass),
Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano), Virginio Assandri (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 135 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
184.
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John Carmen Rossi (Tenor), Gabor Carelli (Tenor), Antonio Madasi (Tenor),
Frank Guarrera (Baritone), Cloe Elmo (Mezzo Soprano), Herva Nelli (Soprano),
Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano), Giuseppe Valdengo (Baritone), Nan Merriman (Mezzo Soprano),
Norman Scott (Bass)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1950 
Length: 117 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
185.
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nan Merriman (Mezzo Soprano), Arthur Newman (Bass), Nicola Moscona (Bass),
Giuseppe Valdengo (Baritone), Herva Nelli (Soprano), Ramon Vinay (Tenor),
Virginio Assandri (Tenor), Leslie Chabay (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Chorus,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1947 
186.
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Virginia Haskins (Soprano), Herva Nelli (Soprano), Norman Scott (Bass),
Nicola Moscona (Bass), John Carmen Rossi (Tenor), Jan Peerce (Tenor),
Robert Merrill (Baritone), Claramae Turner (Mezzo Soprano), George Cehanovsky (Baritone)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1954 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 121 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
187.
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone), Maxine Stellman (Mezzo Soprano),
John Garris (Tenor), George Cehanovsky (Baritone), Paul Dennis (Bass),
Arthur Newman (Bass), Licia Albanese (Soprano), Johanne Morland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1946 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 103 Minutes 6 Secs. 
188.
Mefistofele: Prologue by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Nicola Moscona (Bass)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  Columbus Boychoir,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: March 14, 1954 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York 
189.
I lombardi: Qual voluttŕ trascorrere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Vivian Della Chiesa (Soprano), Jan Peerce (Tenor), Nicola Moscona (Baritone)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Language: Italian 
190.
Rigoletto: Act 3 by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Zinka Milanov (Soprano), Jan Peerce (Tenor), Nan Merriman (Alto),
Leonard Warren (Baritone)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Language: Italian 
191.
Quattro pezzi sacri: Te Deum by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/14/54 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York 
192.
Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Herva Nelli (Soprano), Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor),
Cesare Siepi (Bass)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/27/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York 
193.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/31/1943 
194.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/25/1943 
195.
Hymn of the Nations by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1943 
196.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1936 
197.
Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/1929 
198.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/30/1929 
199.
Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
200.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
201.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Bruno Jaenicke (French Horn)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
202.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
203.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
204.
L'apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
Date of Recording: 1929 
205.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
206.
La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
207.
La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
208.
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
209.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
210.
Lohengrin: Act 3 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
211.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1930 
212.
L'italiana in Algeri: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
213.
Semiramide: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1929 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
Length: 12 Minutes 25 Secs. 
214.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1942 
215.
Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888-1889; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1942 
216.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/16/1941 
Venue:  Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 45 Minutes 39 Secs. 
217.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Edwina Eustis (Soprano), Florence Kirk (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  University of Pennsylvania Glee Club
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1942 
218.
Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17: Queen Mab Scherzo by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; France 
Date of Recording: 02/09/1942 
219.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 4th movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/24/1920 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
220.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczy March by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Date of Recording: 12/24/1920 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
221.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 2 - 4th movement, Farandole by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1921 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
222.
Carmen: Suite no 1 - Act 4 Prelude "Aragonaise" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 03/31/1921 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
223.
Don Pasquale: Overture by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1921 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
224.
Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 1: no 2, Gagliarda by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/18/1920 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
225.
Suite for Orchestra no 4 "Scčnes pittoresques": no 4, Fęte bohčme by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
Date of Recording: 03/31/1921 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
226.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1921 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
227.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1921 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
228.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543: 3rd movement, Minuet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1920 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
229.
Il segreto di Susanna: Overture by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/10/1921 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
230.
Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543: 4th movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1920 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
231.
La pisanelle: Suite - Prelude by Ildebrando Pizzetti
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1917; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1920 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
232.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21: 4th movement, Adagio-Allegro molto e vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/30/1921 
Venue:  RCA Victor Talking Machine Studios, NJ 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
233.
Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano), Herbert Janssen (Baritone), Rose Bampton (Soprano),
Jan Peerce (Tenor), Sid Belarsky (Bass), Joseph Laderoute (Tenor),
Nicola Moscona (Bass)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Chorus,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1944 
Venue:  Live  NBC Studio 8-H, New York City 
Length: 112 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
234.
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs [Instrumental] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/29/1951 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
235.
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/22/1941 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
236.
Götterdämmerung: Zu neuen Thaten, theurer Helde! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helen Traubel (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/22/1941 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
237.
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral Music by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/14/1941 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 12 Minutes 17 Secs. 
238.
Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helen Traubel (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/24/1941 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 20 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
239.
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
240.
L'assedio di Corinto: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Italy 
241.
Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Nan Merriman (Mezzo Soprano), Eugene Conley (Tenor), Jerome Hines (Bass),
Lois Marshall (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1953 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 74 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
242.
Il Signor Bruschino: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
243.
La Cenerentola: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Written: 1817 
244.
La gazza ladra: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
245.
Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805; Vienna, Austria 
246.
Song of Destiny, Op. 54 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1871; Austria 
247.
Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, NYC 
248.
Motets (2), Op. 29: no 1, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1860; Germany 
Language: German 
249.
Motets (2), Op. 29: no 2, Schaffe in mir, Gott by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1860; Germany 
Language: German 
250.
Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale,  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; France 
Date of Recording: 02/18/1950 
Venue:  Live  8-H Studio, New York City 
Length: 48 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
251.
Sinfonia Concertant for Violin, Cello, Oboe and Bassoon in B flat major, H 1 no 105 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; London, England 
252.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
253.
Iphigénie en Aulide: Overture by Christoph W. Gluck
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772-1774; Vienna, Austria 
254.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Act 2 by Christoph W. Gluck
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
255.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
256.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 Yup, the Whole Magillah September 23, 2013 By E. Barnes (Dunn Loring, VA) See All My Reviews "Just finished listened to my final CDs from this set, the 1947 recording of Verdi's Otello, a fitting end to a year-and-a-half long effort. (I took that long so I wouldn't just be listening somehow automatically.) There were so many high points that I can easily forgive the few odd low points (for me, for instance, and amazingly enough, Toscanini never really got Mozart -- those performances never took off, but usually landed with a thud). Some great surprises along the way, especially the Brahms symphonies, lucid and precious. It was another listening of a long time favorite that got me to understanding Toscanini's genius: In Schubert's C Major Symphony, he never allows the beat to become so four-square that it could be considered a march. Specifically, he seemed to have a knack for slicing off a micro-second or two at the end of a measure or phrase whose ending would have been too obvious if left to play out. This economy can be heard throughout the entire set, here and there, to telling effect each time. How did he do that? Musicians in the NBC SO say it was all in the baton. Follow the baton to heaven. Well, tick one experience off from the bucket list. Nice." Report Abuse
 Best money ever spent September 15, 2012 By Michael Z. (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "If you're a fan of Toscanini, don't miss this set. It's an exceptional deal. Some of the sound quality is not as good as we'd like it to be but, considering the latest recordings were made in the fifties (and most others much earlier), it's understandable. Playing and interpretations are all first-rate. Best $120. I ever spent." Report Abuse
 Toscanini, a recorded review of his life work . September 13, 2012 By Howard Armstrong (Wantagh, NY) See All My Reviews "This collection keeps the memory and accomplishments of Toscanini alive. Excellent restoration effort. Performances without the coloration that other conductors insert in the music." Report Abuse
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