About this title: Arturo Toscanini gave his farewell performance at La Scala on September 19, 1952, and the historic two-hour concert was broadcast by Radiotelevisione Italiana. This double disc from Idis presents the complete all-Wagner program with the announcer's introductions in Italian, so for all intents and purposes this is what listeners heard on their radios that evening. As one might imagine, the music sounds quite distorted and boxy, even by recording standards of the time, and the noises of the audience and steady tape hiss make ...
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