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Encyclopedia > Alfredo Antonini

Alfredo Antonini ( May 31, 1901 - November 3, 1983 ) - was a leading Italian/American symphony conductor and composer who was active on the international concert stage as well as on the CBS radio and television networks from the 1930s through the 1960s [1] [2] [3] [4]. May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBS is derived from an abbreviation of Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of a company Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired in 1995. ... The 1930s (years from 1930-1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...

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Maestro Antonini was born in Milan, Italy and pursued his musical studies at the Royal Conservatory in Milan. He was a student of the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini. Milano redirects here. ... The Royal Conservatory of The Hague (in Dutch: Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag) is a music school in The Hague (the Netherlands) with many foreign students. ... Milano redirects here. ... Arturo Toscanini listening to playbacks at RCA Victor (BMG Music) Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian musician. ...


During the 1940s he distinguished himself as a conductor of several leading orchestras while performing on the CBS radio network. These included: the CBS Pan American Orchestra (1940 - 1949), the Columbia Concert Orchestra (1949 - 1949) and the CBS Symphony Orchestra. He also conducted live radio broadcasts of the popular program Viva America[1] on the CBS radio network and La Cadena de las Americas (Network of the Americas) in collaboration with such noted artists as Nestor Chayres (Mexican tenor aka "El Gitano De Mexico")[2] and John Serry, Sr. (concert accordionist) [5]. He appeared with Nestor Chayres (tenor) at the Night of the Americas Concert series at Carnegie Hall [6]. His performances with the Carnegie Hall Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall were eagerly anticipated by the general public. [7] [8]. Aditional performances in collaboration with Juan Arvizu ("El Troubador de las Americas") and the CBS Tipica Orchestra for the Inter-America Music Fiesta at Carnegie Hall attracted widespread acclaim. [9] [10]. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... CBS is derived from an abbreviation of Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of a company Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired in 1995. ... // Look up network in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... CBS is derived from an abbreviation of Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of a company Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired in 1995. ... The requested page title was invalid, empty, an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title, or contained illegal characters. ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ...


As a musical director at CBS Television during the 1950s Mr. Antonini was instrumental in presenting an extensive program of classical and operatic music to the general public. His collaboration with Julie Andrews in a production of Cinderella for television was critically acclaimed in 1957. During this decade he also appeared in concert with such operatic divas as Eileen Farrell (soprano) and Beverly Sills (soprano) [11]. Later in this decade (1957) Mr. Antonini emerged as the musical director and conductor of the Tampa Philharmonic in Florida. CBS is derived from an abbreviation of Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of a company Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired in 1995. ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born 1 October 1935) is an Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award-winning English actress, singer, and author, who became famous for her starring roles in the Broadway musical My Fair Lady and the musical films Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965). ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward, of which there were hundreds of versions before modern times. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American soprano Eileen Farrell (February 13, 1920 - March 16, 2002) was a famous opera and concert singer. ... Beverly Sills (born Belle Miriam Silverman on May 25, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York) was perhaps the best-known American opera singer in the 1960s and 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In addition to performing as a conductor on WOR radio in New York during the 1940s, he appeard as as a guest conductor for leading symphonic orchestras in Chicago Illinois, Milwaukee Wisconsin,Oslo Norway and Chile during the 1950s. WOR is the callsign currently used by one broadcaster in New York, New York, and formerly used by two others: WOR AM WOR-FM is now WRKS-FM WOR-TV is now WWOR-TV This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... NY redirects here. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, The City of Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837  - Mayor... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ...


Throughout the 1960s he continued to collaborate with such operatic luminaries as Jan Peerce (tenor), Robert Merrill (baritone)and Franco Corelli (tenor) in a variety of gala concerts [12] [13]. He also performed with Roberta Peters at the Lewisohn Stadium at City College for an audience of thousands. [14]. His musical legacy has been preserved on a variety of LP recordings. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Jan Peerce (June 3, 1904 – December 15, 1984) was an American tenor. ... Robert Merrill (June 4, 1917 – October 23, 2004) was an American opera baritone. ... Franco Corelli. ... Roberta Peters (born on May 4, 1930) is an Jewish-American soprano opera singer. ... Lewisohn Stadium was an amphitheater and athletic facility built on the campus of the City College of New York, and opened in 1915. ... City College of The City University of New York The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College) is a senior college of the City University of New York, in New York City. ... LP or lp may stand for: Look up LP in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Compositions

  • The Great City
  • Sarabande
  • Sicilian Rhapsody
  • Suite for Cello and Orchestra
  • Preludes for Organ
  • Suite for Strings
  • The United States of America, Circa 1790
  • Mambo Tropical

In music, the sarabande (It. ...

References

  1. ^ The New York Times, July 2, 1948, pg. 24
  2. ^ The New York Times, October 5, 1948, pg. 30
  3. ^ The New York Times, April 25, 1957, pg. 34
  4. ^ The New York Times, February 12, 1960, pg. 22
  5. ^ The New York Times', June 9, 1946, pg. 49.
  6. ^ The New York Times, May 12, 1946, pg. 42
  7. ^ The New York Times, May 17, 1947, pg. 8
  8. ^ The New York Times, May 4, 1950, pg. 37
  9. ^ The New York Times, October 27, 1941, pg. 21
  10. ^ The New York Times, February 1, 1942, pg. D2
  11. ^ The New York Times, July 9, 1956, pg. 26
  12. ^ The New York Times, December 6, 1964, pg. 114
  13. ^ The New York Times, November 14, 1965, pg. 101
  14. ^ The New York Times, July 30, 1962, pg. 14.

 
 

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