9 December 2010

Rare Toscanini 001: Live recordings with the NYPO

In the last 20 years I've collected many Toscanini recordings.
More or less 250 original CDs, 100 LPs, tapes, 78's, radio recordings, downloads, of course books, articles, photos etc... every possible material.

All considering I'm not really an "Arturo fanatic", but his legacy is really impressive... he was simply the 1st modern conductor, don't you agree?

So, I'm starting this project... It will continue or not, depending on your response ;-)
Here Volume 1 of possibly 100 (?!?).
Including never published, V-Disc, 78 & LP only, many rehearsal sequences or so-rare-you-can't-imagine...

May be you can help me - I Hope - in "filling holes".Send me comments & suggestions!!

WAV + cover



Guido said...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9ELXQAFG RT001.part01.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=72ZP29P2 RT001.part02.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HDEOZDYY RT001.part03.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RFZZM71K RT001.part04.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D63LZPY5 RT001.part05.rar

La Danse de Puck said...

This is where we shall probably go hand in hand, Guido. I also have a lot of RARE AT,,,,, I don't have the RCA Collection, for example, but I do have some rarities that many would never have imagined. Lots of rehearsals, which I what I love most. But never as much as another Italian friend I have, the collector of all collectors... I'll tell you someday!

Guido said...

Ahem... may be the same collector? Initials... R.B.?

La Danse de Puck said...

Nope.... L.C. are the initials of my contact. But there is someone in Buenos Aires who also collects AT. However, LC has incredible sounding sources and he himself does the transfers. Has helped with some of Andrew Rose's remasters.

woland said...

Schubert? Thank you very much for this post!

wagnerite said...

A terrific project!

Thank you and look forward to next volume.

Anonymous said...

Can you reupload this post?The link is invivid now.

Guido said...


I've controlled the links, seems all ok.

You need to select only the parts before RT001/2/3 etc:


Addison said...

From the first few minutes of the Schubert 9th, I can tell that this is an amazing performance. Thank you for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Hi guido, on my youtube channel (goodmanmusica) there is a lot of rare Toscanini recordings!

Guido said...

@ goodmanmusica

Thank you
I'm already running there!

Anonymous said...

L.C. actually has disappeared from his forum too. I do not know why!

Anonymous said...

really cool idea that beg you to continue and finish; I look forward to future releases

Guido said...



Rofrano said...

I'm following with true enthusiasm your Toscanini posts! Thanks!

DonR said...

Just discovered your blog. I am a Toscanini admirer for many years. I have some recordings but only in the past two years have I found on the internet the type of rarities you mention. A number have been posted at the Yahoo Groups "ToscaniniFriends".
In any case, I look forward to hearing your treasures.
Don Rice

Guido said...

Hi DonR and welcome on this blog.
Yes, will be a long work, part of the material need to be transferred from lps, old tapes etc, and almost always needs a restoration; or may be I've the same recording in different sources (and I need to compare in order to offer the best) etc etc.
And of course this is not "only" a Toscanini blog ;-)

Anonymous said...

Claudio von Foerster falleció el 07/08/2011

Murió Claudio von Foerster
Falleció en Buenos Aires el melómano y erudito Claudio von Foerster. Incondicional admirador de Toscanini, fue reconocido como el poseedor de todas las grabaciones que fue posible tomar a lo largo de la vida artística del director italiano. Además, Foerster ejerció la crítica musical y fue un generoso colaborador de distintos programas radiales.
Diario La Nación. Buenos Aires. Jueves 18 de agosto de 2011 | Publicado en edición impresa
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