from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Toscanini, Arturo 1867-1957. Italian conductor of the Metropolitan Opera (1908-1921), the New York Philharmonic (1928-1936), and many other orchestras worldwide.

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  • n. Italian conductor of many orchestras worldwide (1867-1957)


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  • He ended his segment with a heart-pumping “We Shall Be Free”, with him skipping across the stage, whipping off his wireless mic and hat, and again Toscanini-ing the choir into the D.C. sky with their voices.

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  • The egregious example of this pseudo-discrimination was the book of Robert C. Marsh with the grandiose title Toscanini and the Art of Orchestral Performance.

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  • Note: the original lyrics of this song had "Harry S. Truman plays bop for me"; this was changed to "Toscanini" in the movie because Truman was no longer President.


  • "It was this spiritual, unseen, but deeply felt relationship that truly expressed and meant 'Toscanini' to us," and "set apart the experience of playing with Toscanini from that of playing with any other conductor, no matter how great he might be."

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  • Arturo Toscanini, for instance, was notorious for the brutality with which he treated the hapless members of the orchestras that he conducted.

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  • Traditionally, orchestra musicians in particular have had to put up with less than desirable treatment at the hands of their conductors; and while no one today would tolerate outbursts a la Toscanini, courts do tend to recognize that artistic considerations take precedence over civil ones.

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  • He is the only musician in the world who can claim to have played with Maria Callas, Miles Davis, Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra, Igor Stravinsky and Arturo Toscanini.

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  • The day was carried by the last participant, Yaniv Dinur, whose Beethoven had the authority of a Toscanini, whose Fledermaus had the perception of tangible experience, and whose "Mambo!" from West Side Story crackled and danced.

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  • Al Jolson, Arturo Toscanini, Enrico Caruso and George Gershwin are just some of the musical giants featured in the collection.

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  • Mr. Lyons, the president of production at Focus Features, is leading an effort to raise $2 million to launch New York 's first Edible Schoolyard Academy, at P.S. 216, the Arturo Toscanini School in Gravesend, Brooklyn.

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