Arturo Toscanini

1867 - 1957

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Arturo Toscanini (; Italian: [arˈtuːro toskaˈniːni]; March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed and influential musicians of the late 19th and early 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his eidetic memory. He was at various times the music director of La Scala in Milan and the New York Philharmonic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arturo Toscanini has received more than 789,079 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Arturo Toscanini is the 3rd most popular conductor, the 447th most popular biography from Italy (down from 390th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Conductor.

Arturo Toscanini was a conductor, composer, and violinist. He is most famous for being the conductor of the NBC Symphony Orchestra for more than thirty years.

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Among conductors, Arturo Toscanini ranks 3 out of 97Before him are Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado. After him are Daniel Barenboim, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Sergiu Celibidache, Zubin Mehta, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Lorin Maazel, Bruno Walter, Karl Böhm, and Riccardo Muti.

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Among people born in 1867, Arturo Toscanini ranks 7Before him are Marie Curie, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Józef Piłsudski, Luigi Pirandello, and Emil Nolde. After him are John Galsworthy, Mary of Teck, Percy Fawcett, Madam C. J. Walker, Pierre Bonnard, and Emily Greene Balch. Among people deceased in 1957, Arturo Toscanini ranks 16Before him are Oliver Hardy, Constantin Brâncuși, Haakon VII of Norway, Johannes Stark, Henry van de Velde, and Gichin Funakoshi. After him are Walther Bothe, Gabriela Mistral, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Gerty Cori, František Kupka, and Alfred Döblin.

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Among people born in Italy, Arturo Toscanini ranks 447 out of 4,088Before him are Pope-elect Stephen (700), Roberto Benigni (1952), Oriana Fallaci (1929), Reinhold Messner (1944), Pope Clement III (1130), and Gaius Maecenas (-68). After him are Rudolph Valentino (1895), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Pope Marcellus I (255), Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Octavia the Younger (-69), and Toto Cutugno (1943).


Among conductors born in Italy, Arturo Toscanini ranks 2Before him are Claudio Abbado (1933). After him are Riccardo Muti (1941), Carlo Maria Giulini (1914), Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946), Riccardo Chailly (1953), Victor de Sabata (1892), Claudio Scimone (1934), and Daniele Gatti (1961).