The other Toscanini : the life and works of Héctor Panizza /

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Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press,, Volume number 13, United States, p.xiii, 363 pages ; (2019)

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Argentina, Biography., Composers, Conductors (Music)


Translation of: Alta en el cielo : vida y obra de Héctor Panizza."Foreword by Harvey Sachs"--Dust jacket."The Other Toscanini is the only book in English about the Argentine conductor and composer Héctor Panizza (1875-1967). Known all over the world by his Italian name--Ettore--the maestro was in fact born in Buenos Aires and developed an astonishing international career, becoming music director of, successively, Covent Garden, la Scala (where he conducted alongside Arturo Toscanini), Teatro Colón, and the New York Metropolitan Opera. At the Met between 1934 and 1942, he was in charge of the Italian repertoire and started the first radio broadcasts, whose recordings are his most well-known. He conducted widely in Europe and the Americas and devoted part of his energies to composing, recording, and organizing musical institutions. Now virtually forgotten, Panizza's name is being revived in this definitive biography, which describes both his life and his legacy, strongly associated with that of the great Arturo Toscanini."--Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-351) and index.Part One, The life: Music in 19th century Argentina ; The Panizza family ; Formative years ; An international career ; From La Scala to the Metropolitan ; Once again in Argentina -- Part Two, The work: The composer ; The conductor ; Panizza and the Colón ; The Toscaninian Legacy -- Part Three, Appendices: Anecdotes ; Compositions ; Chronologies ; Discography.