Author: Daniel Varacalli Costas

Works Published by UNT Press

The Other Toscanini: The Life and Works of Héctor Panizza

— Vol. 13: of North Texas Lives of Musicians Series

Published: September, 2019  Pages: 320  Features: 28 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index.

The Other Toscanini is the only book in English about the Argentine conductor and composer Héctor Panizza (1875-1967). Known all over the world by his Italian name —Ettore— the maestro was in fact born in Buenos Aires and developed an astonishing international career, becoming music director of, successively, Covent Garden, la Scala (where he conducted alongside Arturo Toscanini), Teatro Colón, and the New York Metropolitan Opera. At the Met between 1934 and 1942, he was in charge of the Italian repertoire and started the first radio broadcasts, whose recordings are his most well-known. He conducted widely in Europe and the Americas and devoted part of his energies to composing, recording, and organizing musical institutions. Now virtually forgotten, Panizza’s name is being revived in this definitive biography, which describes both his life and his legacy, strongly associated with that of the great Arturo Toscanini. more... about The Other Toscanini: The Life and Works of Héctor Panizza