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Thursday, July 19, 2012

A new set of recordings, just out, celebrates the work of the great conductor Arturo Toscanini--with 84 CDs!  And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, even that may not be enough to understand Toscanini’s impact. Here is the next Fishko Files…


Arturo Toscanini: The Complete RCA Collection was released last week. The 84 CD set is available here.

Toscanini was a major presence on TV from its earliest days forward, and became a huge celebrity as a result. Here he is conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra on this DVD, which is part of a large set of his televised conducting performances from 1948-1952.


WNYC Production Credits...

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

Produced by:

Sara Fishko
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Comments [2]

Allan Steckler

Hi,Thanks for the Toscanini article. I am the producer of the new Toscanini set and the aim of having SONY do this re-issue was to bring the talents of this great musician to the attention of those younger listeners to whom Toscanini was just a name from the musically distant past.

A> Steckler

Jul. 20 2012 02:22 PM
Anne from NYC

So great to hear this was on All Things Considered. Your show just might be, and to the detriment of radio listener's everywhere, the best kept secret of NPR.

I was a miserable student, especially of history. Listening to Fishko Files makes it clear that I could have been a good student, even an excellent student, had the material been presented with the clarity and richness of the stories you produce for this show. Brava and thank you!

Jul. 20 2012 09:26 AM

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