Conductor Arturo Toscanini gives his farewell concert as director of the New York Philharmonic on April 29th.

In 1938, Toscanini returned to Carnegie Hall at age 70 to lead the NBC Symphony for another 16 years, until his last Carnegie Hall concert—his 402nd—on April 4, 1954. Among his many achievements were the first recordings ever made in Carnegie Hall, in 1926, with the New York Philharmonic.

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