The Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings [sound recording] 1926-1968 1940-1957


The Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1926-1968, 1940-1957

The Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings [sound recording] 1926-1968 1940-1957

The Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings forms a part of the Toscanini Legacy housed at The New York Public Library. The recordings collection consists of acetate discs, shellac discs, vinyl discs, reel tapes, Selenophone recordings, kinescope films, and metal parts for 78 rpm recordings. It includes a set of 1926 La Scala rehearsals for concerts on October 7-9, 1926, then skips to the 1939/40 season, beginning with the rehearsals on April 10-12, 1940. The collection contains comprehensive holdings of rehearsals from the 1946/47 season to the 1953/54 season, as well as performance recordings from the 1932/33 season through the 1953/54 season, and recording sessions from 1920 to 1954.

ca; 760 cubic feet

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