LABELS: Music & Arts
WORKS: Symphony No. 3; Coriolan Overture; Leonore No. 3 Overture
PERFORMER: NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini
CATALOGUE NO: CD-1134
Arturo Toscanini’s 1938 Eroica, broadcast during his first season with the newly formed NBC Symphony Orchestra, is weightier and less expressively desperate than his other surviving accounts of this work. Christopher Dyment’s authoritative notes position this performance as a transitional one in Toscanini’s evolving conception of the work, but many listeners will find greater humanity here than in the tauter hyper-lyricism of later renditions.