Arturo Toscanini
Date of Birth
Mar 25, 1867
Birth Place:
Parma, Italy

Biography

One of the greatest symphony conductors of his generation, Arturo Toscanini began lessons at the Parma Conservatory at the tender age of nine. By the time he was in his late teens, Toscanini was a professional cellist. In 1886, he was playing in the orchestra of a Rio de Janeiro staging of Aida when the official conductor was literally hissed off the stage. Toscanini was hurriedly rushed onto the...