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 865,199 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Arturo Toscanini is the 4th most popular conductor (down from 3rd in 2019), the 429th most popular biography from Italy (up from 447th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 4 out of 97Before him are Herbert von Karajan, Daniel Barenboim, and Claudio Abbado. After him are Zubin Mehta, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Sergiu Celibidache, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Karl Böhm, and Bruno Walter.

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Among people born in 1867, Arturo Toscanini ranks 6Before him are Marie Curie, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Józef Piłsudski, and Luigi Pirandello. After him are Emily Greene Balch, Mary of Teck, John Galsworthy, Käthe Kollwitz, Emil Nolde, and Maxime Weygand. Among people deceased in 1957, Arturo Toscanini ranks 13Before him are Humphrey Bogart, Nikos Kazantzakis, Wilhelm Reich, Oliver Hardy, Haakon VII of Norway, and Gichin Funakoshi. After him are Constantin Brâncuși, Johannes Stark, Henry van de Velde, Walther Bothe, Gerty Cori, and Gabriela Mistral.

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Among people born in Italy, Arturo Toscanini ranks 429 out of 4,668Before him are Clara Petacci (1912), Hippasus (-600), Pope Benedict III (810), Pope Sergius IV (970), Pope Marinus II (932), and Pope Celestine IV (1200). After him are Gaius Maecenas (-68), Jacopo Peri (1561), Pope Honorius I (585), Pope Symmachus (460), Salvatore Riina (1930), and Roberto Benigni (1952).


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).