B0804. Antonio Guarnieri. ALFREDO MANDELLI, Ed. Milano, Edizioni MC Musica Classica, 1997. 102pp.; Chronology; Exhaustive Discography by David A. Contini; Articles by Johanna Blaha & Michele Selvini. Numerous Photos; accompanied by 2–Phonocomp CD Set, w.transfers by David A. Contini. (Italian Text) (Elaborate Slipcase Edition).
“Antonio Guarnieri was an Italian conductor and cellist. After playing cello in the Martucci string quartet he turned to conducting in 1904, being engaged by the Vienna Court Opera in 1912. He succeeded Toscanini at La Scala in 1929 and stayed there until shortly before his death. A highly regarded technician at the podium, he conducted many important world premières, among which was Ottorino Respighi’s BELFAGOR.”
- Ned Ludd