Signed Farewell Concert Program - 1936
Complete program from the Farewell Concert of famed Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini at Carnegie Hall, dated April 29, 1936, boldly signed on the cover by the maestro. In fine condition.
Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his photographic memory. He was at various times the music director of La Scala Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Later in his career he was appointed the first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra (1937-54), and this led to his becoming a household name (especially in the United States) through his radio and television broadcasts and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire.