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16 August 2016 ·. youtube. Using rare film footage and archival orchestral recordings, Cesare Civetta (director of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra and author of The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro), will explore the life, music, and extraordinary impact of the man whose fiery passion and astonishing talent made him one of the most acclaimed musicians of the 20th century.

Civetta is the producer of The Toscanini Legacy radio series for which he interviewed fifty artists who worked with Toscanini. His book, The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro is based on these interviews

Civetta is the producer of The Toscanini Legacy radio series for which he interviewed fifty artists who worked with Toscanini. His book, The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro is based on these interviews. Civetta lives in New York City, where he is the founder and conductor of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra.

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Now Playing THE REAL TOSCANINI: MUSICIANS REVEAL THE MAESTRO. Cesare Civetta's new book has a great deal of new material which provides some remarkable insights into this complex, sometimes contradictory and tormented genius. Although this volume sometimes quotes from . Haggin's The Toscanini Musicians Knew, there are other interviews with surviving orchestra members and colleagues conducted by Civetta himself. The organization by topic, political, personal and musical is extremely helpful.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro. Lauded by Verdi, Debussy, and other music legends, the celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini raised the standards of orchestral and operatic performance over an astonishing 69 years on the podium. But as he did so, he acquired a reputation as something of a tyrant, who unleashed an explosive temper at musicians if rehearsals did not meet his expectations.

Cesare Civetta has conducted over 60 orchestras in 15 countries with sold-out performances at. .In The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro, Cesare Civetta presents an intriguing collection of vivid interviews with 50 artists who worked with Toscanini.

Cesare Civetta has conducted over 60 orchestras in 15 countries with sold-out performances at Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden. His concerts have been broadcast on ABC, CBS, NBC, National Public Radio, Swedish Radio, Voice of America, and the South African Broadcasting Company. Home Blog Videos Bio Beethoven Festival Orchestra Interview Orchestras Testimonials Contact.

The Real Toscanini - Cesare Civetta. In The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro, the transcripts of the musicians’ interviews are organized based on various aspects of Toscanini’s art. Discussions about his inner strength, charisma, tempos, balance, rehearsals, opera, and other topics become a virtual panel discussion. Each topic is given a full chapter divided into specific sections.

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In The Real Toscanini, Cesare Civetta presents an intriguing collection of vivid, one-of-a-kind interviews with artists who performed with Toscanini

In The Real Toscanini, Cesare Civetta presents an intriguing collection of vivid, one-of-a-kind interviews with artists who performed with Toscanini. A portrait of the inner workings of the maestro emerges through these extensive conversations, conducted by the author over a period of 20 years, together with other firsthand recollections.

(Amadeus). Lauded by Verdi, Debussy, and other music legends, the celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini raised the standards of orchestral and operatic performance over an astonishing 69 years on the podium. But as he did so, he acquired a reputation as something of a tyrant, who unleashed an explosive temper at musicians if rehearsals did not meet his expectations. In The Real Toscanini , Cesare Civetta presents an intriguing collection of vivid, one-of-a-kind interviews with artists who performed with Toscanini. A portrait of the inner workings of the maestro emerges through these extensive conversations, conducted by the author over a period of 20 years, together with other firsthand recollections. These accounts clarify Toscanini's philosophy, musical style, and techniques. They depict a man tormented by inner demons of anger and depression, which were easily triggered by his frustration at being unable to produce the musical ideal in his mind's ear. Toscanini is also revealed as a vehement anti-Fascist and an unequivocal opponent of totalitarianism and racism he defied Mussolini and publically opposed Hitler. The book includes a comprehensive account of his 1936 inauguration of what is now known as the Israel Philharmonic, in solidarity with Jewish refugee musicians. Toscanini comes through in this book as a tortured but deeply humane individual who strove to constantly improve a sincere and humble musician who was nevertheless the preeminent maestro of the 20th century.

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Cesare Civetta's new book has a great deal of new material which provides some remarkable insights into this complex, sometimes contradictory and tormented genius. Although this volume sometimes quotes from B.H. Haggin's The Toscanini Musicians Knew, there are other interviews with surviving orchestra members and colleagues conducted by Civetta himself. The organization by topic, political, personal and musical is extremely helpful. New to many of us is the quotations from Giuseppe Valdengo's "Scusi, conosce Toscanini?" also printed under the title "Ho cantato con Toscanini" in 1962. Valdengo was pricipal baritone in some fo Toscanini's most important opera recordings. The translations of passages from the book into English are phenomenally informative. Valdengo recorded ,literally, many of his conversations with the Maestro. Toscanini may have erupted at his artists in rehearsal but he could be extremely genial and friendly in private. The discussions with Valdengo are like spending an evening with the Maestro and are revelatory. For one thing, though Toscanini hated making recordings, he seems to have been very knowledgeble about old recordings, historical even in his day, and advising Valdengo to study selected discs by Fernando de Lucia, Nazzareno de Angelis and others. He greatly admired Battistini and Tetrazzini. There are other surprises: some critics deprecate Renato Cellini's conducting of RCA's famous 1952 recording of TROVATORE (Milanov, Barbieri, Bjoerling, Warren) but Toscanini admired it tremendously for Cellini's innate sense of Verdian color and tempo transitions.
The book also serves as a useful corrective to the sound of Toscanini's sometimes technically imperfect recordings and reveals a man that most musicians loved working with, despite his volcanic temper, the artistic high point of their lives.
Centrizius
The author presents The Maestro through the eyes of many of the Singers and Orchestral musicians who worked with him. He shows the many sided personality of a great conductor; he could be extremely demanding and a very autocratic in the pursuit of musical perfection, but at other times he could be thoughtful and full of praise for a musician whom he thought very well of. Lots of quotes about Toscanini from many of the famous musicians of his time. They were from his later years when he conducted the NBC Symphony and out into retirement.

Lots of good stuff, but after awhile the continued stories of adoration of the musicians gets a bit tiresome. Not much about his personal life of the man...I would like to know more about his life with his family and others.

Worth the read, but it could have been better.
Kelerius
A compilation of views by many musicians who knew and/or worked with The Maestro. These views are interesting, but are ultimately repetitive and generally well-known. Perhaps to the uninitiated or young singers this may be informative, but for most, this is a hagiography providing few of the insights or fresh information available in several biographies of Toscanini recently published.
Jairani
My five star rating is based on my personal interest in the subject matter. If someone is not a fan of Toscanini or the era in which he performed in, then this book may seem repetitious and more of a hagiography than anything else. As other reviewers have noted, this work is not a biographical account of a person's life, but a compilation of interviews and references to other's memoirs that give an insider's look at a great figure of 20th century classical music. Some background in music appreciation or musical training itself would be a helpful thing for getting the most out of this work. Very high recommendation for those who desire more information about Toscanini than can be obtained from the existing biographical works available.
Conjuril
I loved this book because it affirmed what I knew from my teacher Fred Zimmermann: that Toscanini was inspiring because he expected everything from his musicians but even more from himself. It was wonderful to read the descriptions of rehearsals and concerts from the musicians I knew and respected for their life-long devotion to music.
Modar
This legendary maestro deserved his story to be told in this way. I loved the anecdotes and everything else down to the most trivial details about this humanitarian/musician/BEAST of a disciplinarian. I admire him even more after reading about his quirks and his life.
Morad
I'd pick this book to be my favorite on Toscanini, for it gives more details on Toscanini's
approach to performing than any book I know. I understand Toscanini the musician better reading this book than any other.
The musicians who worked with him speak with clarity and insight.
There is no substitute for those who worked for him on what it was like to work for him.
Obvious statement and this book drives the point home.
One of the few (with Sachs, Frank, and Dyment) absolutely essential books on The Maestro. Giuseppe Valdengo's interview about the Maestro preparing the singer for Verdi's Falstaff was a revelation. How about an English translation of Valdengo's "Scusi, conosce Toscanini?", Signore Civetta.
Lei ha fatto una bella figura con questo libro.

---R. De Cecco
The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro download epub
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Author: Cesare Civetta
ISBN: 157467241X
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Amadeus (September 1, 2012)
Pages: 260 pages