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Arturo Toscanini
All Mozart

The Complete Concert
03 November 1946

Magic Flute
Symphony No. 35 Haffner
03 November 1946

CD Contents

1 Broadcast introduction 0:56
2 Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’ 6:46
3 Broadcast commentary 0:54

Divertimento in B flat for Strings & Horns

4 Allegro 6:06
5 Theme and Variations 7:18
6 Minuet 3:18
7 Adagio 7:04
8 Recit - Finale - Allegro molto 6:24
9 Broadcast commentary 0:49

Symphony No.35 in D ‘Haffner’

10 Allegro 5:24
11 Andante 4:27
12 Minuet 3:11
13 Presto 3:50
14 Broadcast commentary 1:27

NBC Symphony Orchestra

ARTURO TOSCANINI - Complete broadcast of 3 November 1946


15 Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’ REHEARSAL 11:25
Disc 2 - 01-04 Symphony No.35 ‘Haffner’


05 Overture to ‘The Magic Flute’ 24:22

NBC Symphony Orchestra

ARTURO TOSCANINI 26 November 1946


ADD  Series Producer: Jonathan Wearn -   Restoration: Richard Caniell, IPRMS, British Columbia, Canada - Series consultant: Keith Hardwick †

Reviews for CD 2232-33 - Toscanini All Mozart

BBC Music Magazine July 2003

Devoted adherents of Arturo Toscanini’s artistry continue to keep the legacy of this podium giant alive. Two Guild releases focus on complete broadcast concerts by the NBC symphony Orchestra: and all Mozart concert from 3 November 1946 ( plus extensive rehearsal excerpts) and an all-Beethoven Concert (26 November 1944 ) which includes soloist Rudolf Serkin Beethoven’s G major concerto; here the additional material is Serkin’s debut with Toscanini and the New York Philharmonic eight years earlier, in the same concerto and Mozart’s K595. Those earlier performances have occasional gaps in recording continuity but sound more humane than the often brittle and hard-driven Forties performances.

Gramophone July 2003

Replay – Rob Cowan on recent reissues and treasures from the archives

Spoilt for choice

When Arturo Toscanini heard Serge Koussevitzky conduct Mozart's B flat Divertimento for horn and strings, K287 he was so appalled that he decided to programme the work himself - 'for Koussevitzky's benefit', apparently. The idea might seem arrogant, but the evidence, both on commercial record (RCA) and on a Guild CD of a broadcast from the same period, is positively Beechamesque in its elegance and piquant phrasing. Toscanini's broadcast and recording differ from each other in tiny detail, enough to warrant closer comparison, but the real find on this recent Guild 'twofer' - at least for those who missed various past incarnations - is a rehearsal and performance of the Haffner Symphony, Toscanini's Mozart at its most persuasive. Both works, plus a Magic Flute Overture, were played early in November 1947.

Readers who, like me, harbour minor reservations concerning a 1944 collaboration between Toscanini and Rudolf Serkin in Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto can now compare it with a performance that Serkin, Toscanini and the New York Philharmonic gave in 1936 as part of Serkin's New York concert début. Greater subtlety and musicality are only occasionally clouded by inferior sound quality and the companion performance of Mozart's K595 is equally arresting.

Toscanini's rehearsals could on occasion be more riveting than his concert performances - Dvořák's Scherzo capriccioso, for example (Naxos). Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette, too, burns brighter in rehearsal and is newly released (together with the full performance) by Guild with Scene 6 from The Damnation of Faust added. Even those who already own the slightly brighter RCA transfer of the full performance stand to learn from the extensive rehearsal….

Mozart Toscanini – Guild (M) (2) – CD 2232/33
Beethoven Serkin; Toscanini – Guild (M) (2) – CD 2228/29
Berlioz Toscanini – Guild (M) (3) – CD 2218/19/20

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