Toscanini in London
The last part of Arturo Toscanini's career largely took place in New York. But in the mid-1930s and in 1952, Toscanini paid highly successful visits to London, where he conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and later the newly organized Philharmonia Orchestra. Many of these concerts survive in recordings which have in turn been transferred to CD.
On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will sample "the Maestro" in London.