The Real Toscanini by Cesare Civetta
The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro
By Cesare Civetta
The celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini raised the standards of orchestral and operatic performance over an astonishing 69 years on the podium. Author Cesare Civetta presents an intriguing collection of vivid interviews with artists who performed with Toscanini. A portrait of the inner workings of the maestro emerges through these extensive conversations, conducted by the author over a period of 20 years, together with other firsthand recollections.
“Viva Toscanini, more alive in these pages than I have ever seen…” -- Aprile Millo
“Passionate, meticulous and often downright revelatory research into the musical thought and work of Arturo Toscanini.” -- Tim Page, Pulitzer prize-winning author, University of Southern California.
About the Author:
Cesare Civetta is the music director of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in New York City. As Director of Classical Programming for radio station WFUV, Civetta produced The Toscanini Legacy. He has conducted more than sixty orchestras in sixteen countries.
- Paperback, 256 pages
- Publisher: Amadeus (October 2, 2012)
- Size: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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