toscanini, arturo

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Toscanini, Arturo [(tos-kuh-nee-nee)]

A celebrated Italian conductor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He spent much of his career in the United States. In his later years, he conducted the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Symphony Orchestra, which was organized for him.

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