Toscanini, Arturo

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Name
Toscanini, Arturo Gender: M
born on 25 March 1867 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Parma, Italy, 44n48, 10e20
Timezone LST m12e29 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°59' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°37 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 19°38'



Arturo Toscanini

Biography

Italian conductor, revered by many as the greatest conductor of his time during a career that spanned 70 years. Considered without peer in the symphonic interpretations of Beethoven and Brahms, Toscanini is also credited with restoring proper style to Italian opera, particularly those of Verdi.

He was a cellist at age nine and, not long out of school, was hired as first cellist and assistant chorus master by the impresario Claudio Rossi, who was organizing an opera tour of Brazil. Though only 19, Toscanini was forced to lead the performance of "Aida," following the expulsion of the original conductor, and won over an unruly audience prone to jeering. So he began his career as conductor of the Rio de Janeiro opera in 1886.

Returning to Italy, he conducted the premieres of "Pagliacci," in 1892, and "La Boheme," 1896.

Toscanini became principal conductor of Italy’s leading opera house, La Scala, in Milan, from 1898 to 1903. From 1908 to 1915 he was principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. He conducted the New York Philharmonic from 1926 to 1936. In 1937, he became conductor of the National Broadcasting Company Symphony Orchestra which had been organized specifically for him.

His last concert was on 4 April 1954, when he faltered during a live radio broadcast of an all-Wagner program with the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. NBC quickly took the program off the air. Toscanini momentarily recovered, and NBC turned the microphones on again, but then started to leave the podium without completing the piece. He never conducted again.

After a New Year’s party in 1957, Toscanini suffered a hemorrhage, then several more over the next week. He came out of a coma on 15 January 1957 to sing a snatch from Verdi’s "Aida," the opera that had made his name when he had conducted it from memory. The next morning, he was dead.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Death by Disease 16 January 1957 (Following stroke, age 89)
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Source Notes

Church of Light quotes him personally (2:00 AM Rome time). Lockhart in Constellations '77 quotes "C.C. Zain in AFA DX for 1868 from a letter in Toscanini's own hand." LMR checked with Church of Light to confirm 1867, the same date as given in reference works. Same in Sabian Symbols No.905. Marion March quotes Lyndoe for 2:18 AM, rectified from a given 2:00 AM. Ebertin gave 3:00 AM in Sterne Und Mench, 1930.

Both Grazia Bordoni and Arno Müller give 3:00 AM from BC. Extract from birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 't' pdf file, p. 62, also has 3 AM.

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate transcribed in Parma libertaria by Gianni Furlotti (BFS, 2001), p. 50: "L'anno mille ottocento sessantasette questo giorno ventisei di Marzo nel Palazzo Municipale in Parma ad undici ore antimeridiane. Avanti di me Provinciali Giovanni Segretario Capo Sezione nel Comune di Parma delegato a compiere le funzioni di Uffiziale dello Stato Civile per gli atti di nascita e di morte dall'Assessore facente funzioni di Sindaco del Comune stesso [ ...] e comparso Toscanini Claudio d'anni trentaquattro , sarto , domiciliato e residente in Parma il quale mi ha presentato un bimbo di sesso maschile che dichiara essergli nato il giorno venticinque corrente mese a ore tre antimeridiane nella casa di sua abitazione."

Translation: In the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, this twenty-sixth day of March, in the Town Hall in Parma at eleven o'clock in the morning. Before me Giovanni, Provincial Secretary Head of Section in the Municipality of Parma delegated to perform the functions of Civil Status Officer for birth and death certificates by the Councilor acting as Mayor of the Municipality itself [...] was Claudio Toscanini, thirty-four, tailor, domiciled and resident in Parma who introduced me to a male child he says was born on the twenty-five of this month at three A.M. in the house that's his home."

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Cello)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Music (Conductor)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Considered greatest of all time)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book