Arturo Toscanini's Batons

Description (Brief):

Internationally renowned conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867–1957) fled fascist Italy for the United States in 1937. That year, the National Broadcasting Company created a symphony orchestra for him to lead. The orchestra was featured on weekly radio broadcasts and popular sound recordings.

Date Made: ca 1939ca 1940

User; Performing Artist: Toscanini, Arturo

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: MusicSubject: Radio broadcasts


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments, Music & Musical Instruments, Popular Entertainment, 1939 exhibit


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Natalia A. Bolognini

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0192.01Accession Number: 1979.0192Catalog Number: 1979.0192.01

Object Name: batons (5) w/ casebatons, framed

Physical Description: wood (overall material)glass (case top material)Measurements: baton 1: 18 3/4 in; 47.625 cmbaton 2: 20 in; 50.8 cmbaton 3: 22 1/4 in; 56.515 cmbaton 4: 18 7/8 in; 47.9425 cmbaton 5: 17 1/4 in; 43.815 cm


Record Id: nmah_670115

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