Autograph note in pencil, signed in full, dated "4-4-[1]915 New York." Arturo TOSCANINI.

Autograph note in pencil, signed in full, dated "4-4-[1]915 New York."

On an album leaf, 140 x 204 mm.

"I return with the greatest pleasure the heartiest good wishes to Miss Alice Elizabeth L. Wolff Arturo Toscanini."

Laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso.

A highly distinguished conductor, "[Toscanini's] taste, which was largely formed in the 19th century, was in fact unusually wide. He was a notable interpreter of composers as various as Puccini, Berlioz, Brahms, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Richard Strauss. But he was at his greatest in the music of his three favourites, Beethoven, Wagner and Verdi; his recording of Falstaff (made in 1950) will remain a classic of re-creation and a monument to his vitality and interpretative insight." David Cairns in Grove Music Online.

Toscanini conducted at the Metropolitan Opera from 1908-1915. He was scheduled to return to Europe aboard the doomed Lusitania at the end of his season with New York’s Metropolitan Opera in May of that year but left a week early, apparently aboard the Italian liner Duca degli Abruzzi.

Written just short of the end of the great conductor's last season with the Met. Item #29424

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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