Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra

Sun, Nov 29 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm $0

In 1937, famed Italian composer Arturo Toscanini came out of retirement to conduct the newly formed NBC Symphony Orchestra at the behest of RCA’s chairman, David Sarnoff. This talk will trace the history of Toscanini’s time with NBS, show some of the Toscanini artifacts we have in the collection and will explain how it is that the Sarnoff came to possess the maestro’s house keys. 

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