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    • Toscanini

    • Musician of Conscience
    • By: Harvey Sachs
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 40 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    During a 68-year career, conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) was famed for his fierce dedication, photographic memory, explosive temper, and impassioned performances. At various times he dominated La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the NBC Symphony, and the Bayreuth, Salzburg, and Lucerne festivals. His reforms influenced generations of musicians, and his opposition to Nazism and fascism made him a model for artists of conscience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Toscanini by Harvey Sachs, a profound music lesson

    • By Alan L. Rubin MD on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $55.99

    • The Ninth

    • Beethoven and the World in 1824
    • By: Harvey Sachs
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The Ninth Symphony, a symbol of freedom and joy, was Beethoven’s mightiest attempt to help humanity find its way from darkness to light, from chaos to peace. Yet the work was born in a repressive era, with terrified Bourbons, Hapsburgs, and Romanovs using every means at their disposal to squelch populist rumblings in the wake of the French Revolution and Napoleon’s wars.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Fairly Good Book But A Truly Awful Listen

    • By A. on 08-26-11

    Regular price: $31.93