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Toscanini musicians knew.

B. H. Haggin

Toscanini musicians knew.

by B. H. Haggin

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Published by Horizon Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Toscanini, Arturo, -- 1867-1957.

  • ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20311694M

      Toscanini’s life was long, as is this book. But despite its heft, "Toscanini: Musician of Conscience" is altogether stimulating, not least because Sachs draws on a wealth of recently-discovered Author: Jonathan Rosenberg. The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro Cesare Civetta is a conductor by profession and not a writer, so the biographical parts of this book are (thankfully) not overly "writerly." Civetta became interested in learning about Toscanini when his high school band director, who had played trumpet in Toscanini's orchestra, introduced him to Author: Elaine Fine.

    His second book on Toscanini, The Toscanini Musicians Knew, a series of interviews with musicians who had worked with the conductor, was deliberately written as a corrective to what Haggin felt were misinformed opinions and misrepresented facts about Toscanini which were beginning to circulate at that time. It might be considered revealing that.   Harvey Sachs: Toscanini, Musician of Conscience (Liveright Publishing Corporation [W.W. Norton], ). Arturo Toscanini was a simple man at heart. He had three great passions: conducting, screwing, and complaining. Some readers will be most interested in the first of these, some, I suppose, the second, and none the : David Hurwitz.

      Certainly a major book. Not just about Toscanini, but about being a musician of extraordinary perception. Aside from the minute details of Toscanini's professional life, Sachs using new material fills out the contradictory (sometimes) more than life size personality of his subject. Both the strong love of his country, along with the ability to /5. Arturo Toscanini: The NBC Years. Hal Leonard Corporation. Farrar & Rinehart. pp. Bernard H. Haggin. The Toscanini Musicians Knew. Horizon Press. pp. Bernard H. Haggin (editor). Conversations with Toscanini. Doubleday. such as musicians or film directors. A lack of listings here does not indicate unimportance.


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Toscanini musicians knew by B. H. Haggin Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book, 'The Toscanini Musicians Knew', is another expression of that idol-worship, but using the reminiscences of 17 musicians who worked with Toscanini in one way or another. The 17 musicians range from orchestral musicians, to singers, with scattered reminiscences from instrumental soloists, and even one fellow conductor, Robert Shaw/5(3).

This book, 'The Toscanini Musicians Knew', is another expression of that idol-worship, but using the reminiscences of 17 musicians who worked with Toscanini in one way or another. The 17 musicians range from orchestral musicians, to singers, with scattered reminiscences from instrumental soloists, and even one fellow conductor, Robert Shaw/5.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Relevant dates in the Toscanini Career --Statements by: David Walter --Alan Shulman --Fred Toscanini musicians knew.

book --William Carboni --Alexander Kipnis --Nicolas Moldavan --Robert Shaw --Remo Bolognini --Jennie Tourel --Mieczlyslaw Horszowski --Jan Peerce --Sol Schoenbach --Josef Gingold --Hugo. Toscanini musicians knew. New York, Horizon Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Arturo Toscanini; Arturo Toscanini; Arturo Toscanini: Document Type: Book: All Authors /.

The Toscanini Musicians Knew. by B. Haggin. Horizon. $ A new book by B. Haggin has always been something for which, as a serious listener to music and reader of music criticism, I have felt grateful. The appearance of two new Haggin books in the space of a few months has proved a cause not only for renewed gratitude but for.

Arturo Toscanini (/ ɑːr ˈ t ʊər oʊ ˌ t ɒ s k ə ˈ n iː n i /, Italian: [arˈtuːro toskaˈniːni]; Ma – Janu ) was an Italian was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his eidetic memory.

Haggin THE TOSCANINI MUSICIANS KNEW 1st Edition 1st Printing Softcover New York Horizon Press Very Good in Wrappers. From the collection of Marlene and J. Billy Rating: % positive. TOSCANINI Musician of Conscience By Harvey Sachs Illustrated.

Liveright Publishing. $ On the night of JArturo Toscanini —. Bernard H. Haggin TOSCANINI MUSICIANS KNEW 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York Horizon Press Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket.

Jacket lightly creased and cipped at the Rating: % positive. Nevertheless, warts and all, Toscanini Musicians Knew is a completely indispensable book for every admirer of Arturo Toscanini. It is embarrassingly superior to Conversations with Toscanini in every aspect: it is more insightful, more compulsively readable and more entertaining/5(1).

Toscanini Musician of Conscience, is obviously a labour of love for Harvey Sachs, who must have devoted many years in researching and writing the present volume. This is an important book that should be read by many/5. The name Toscanini once struck fear in the hearts of musicians and awe in the hearts of his audiences.

During his turbulent lifetime Arturo Toscanini (–) knew many famous composers, including Giuseppi Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, and Richard Strauss, and was influential in Brand: Liveright Publishing Corporation. Toscanini knew virtually every classical composer and musical artist of the period and his interaction with them fills the book.

He ran afoul of the dictators of the period, both Mussolini and Hitler, and he fought against their racist policies in every way he could/5(82). Toscanini's name was known to per cent of all the people in the United States and that 71 per cent of those millions could identify him correctly.

Now, almost By George R. Marek. The Toscanini Wars. including his own. He rehearsed the musicians for weeks. Toscanini finally showed up in December, A good portion of the book is devoted to the social and what. The book that established his reputation was a biography of arguably the greatest Italian conductor of the 20th century, Arturo Toscanini, a figure of legendary stature.

Almost pages of fascinating detail as well as general information about the musical world of Europe and the Americas at the end of the 19th Century through the middle of the 20th. Toscanini knew virtually every classical composer and musical artist of the period and his interaction with them fills the book/5(80).

Some people will be disappointed that Marek has chosen to write on a plane somewhat below his own level of musical sophistication, but his book is more accessible than Samuel Antek's This Was Toscanini () or B.H.

Haggin's The Toscanini Musicians Knew (). Toscanini could be hard on musicians to get orchestras in shape, but he was also their staunch advocate for decent working conditions and fair pay. Artistically, the musicians completely respected him. He walked out on productions that he knew were not musically ready or had shoddy production values.

Toscanini by Harvey Sachs, a profound music lesson From Verdi to Puccini, most of the great singers and most of the great musicians composers and conductors of the 20th century, Toscanini knew them all. And most of them considered him the greatest conductor of the 20th century.

In desperation, the singers suggested the name of their assistant Chorus Master, who knew the whole opera from memory. Although he had no conducting experience, Toscanini was eventually persuaded by the musicians to take up the baton at pm, and led a performance of the two-and-a-half hour opera, completely from memory.

THE REAL TOSCANINI: MUSICIANS REVEAL THE MAESTRO by Cesare Civetta / Amadeus Press, ( pp.). This was one Toscanini book I had not read, so I decided to splurge for a copy. Cesare Civetta is an excellent conductor who currently leads the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in New York: you can hear some of his Beethoven performances on YouTube.Sachs vibrantly and vividly narrates the sprawling tales of Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini’s passionate life, drawing on a treasure trove of newly available material: almost 1, letters.