How conductors sounded (2): Toscanini talks about Otello (in Italian)

November 30, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

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Much quieter and more prosaic than you’d expect.


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  1. cabbagejuice says:

    He also sounded like a preternatural leviathan in the famous “contrabassi, madonna santissima” interruption of a Traviata rehearsal (start 3:55):

    Somehow the image of Charlie Chaplin comes to mind…

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