Arturo Toscanini's Batons

Arturo Toscanini's Batons

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
batons (5) w/ case
batons, framed
date made
ca 1939
ca 1940
user; performing artist
Toscanini, Arturo
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
glass (case top material)
baton 1: 18 3/4 in; 47.625 cm
baton 2: 20 in; 50.8 cm
baton 3: 22 1/4 in; 56.515 cm
baton 4: 18 7/8 in; 47.9425 cm
baton 5: 17 1/4 in; 43.815 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Natalia A. Bolognini
Radio broadcasts
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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