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[tos-kuh-nee-nee; Italian taws-kah-nee-nee] /ˌtɒs kəˈni ni; Italian ˌtɔs kɑˈni ni/
[ahr-too r-oh;; Italian ahr-too-raw] /ɑrˈtʊər oʊ;; Italian ɑrˈtu rɔ/ (Show IPA),
1867–1957, Italian orchestra conductor, in the U.S. after 1928. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In at least one New York restaurant oeuf Toscanini is to be found on the bill.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • But there can be no doubt on that point in the case of Toscanini.

    An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
  • Toscanini was picking his way through the orchestra to the desk.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • There you have a side of Mr. Toscanini that the boys have forgotten to tell you about.

  • Mr. Toscanini wanted a nip of brandy, but the innkeeper insisted that he try some very special wine of the house's own making.

  • Those who know Mr. Toscanini intimately find in those six simple words the key to his character.

  • Toscanini held sway when I began, and he was a marvelous musician and conductor.

    Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
  • Mr. Toscanini does not eat before a performance, and his family wait with the evening meal until he joins them.

  • I am far from reproaching Toscanini for introducing, let us say, the works of Verdi into his concerts.

    An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
  • Mr. Toscanini had been right about the Beethoven Concerto and had correctly remembered the purely orchestral numbers as well.

British Dictionary definitions for Toscanini


Arturo (arˈtuːro). 1867–1957, Italian conductor; musical director of La Scala, Milan, and of the NBC symphony orchestra (1937–57) in New York
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