March 25


Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed musicians of his time. He was a perfectionist with an ear for the details of the pieces played before him. He was director of music at La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic during his lifetime. He was first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra from 1937 to 1954. He took a brief foray into politics, but found music was his true calling.

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