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The Italian conductor Guido Cantelli emerged as a rising star in the years after World War II. in 1948, he was noticed by Arturo Toscanini, who immediately brought him to conduct the NBC Symphony. In the process of being groomed to succeed Toscanini, Cantelli made many records in London and New York, but in 1956, he died in a plane crash in Paris.
On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, I will offer some samples of his conducting skills.