The 1936 Salzburg Festival and Toscanini

July 29, 1936: The plan of the Austrian Government to broadcast to Germany the Salzburg Festival performances has run afoul of Arturo Toscanini. It has just leaked out from circles in close contact with the Italian conductor that Mr. Toscanini has threatened to leave Salzburg immediately, never to return, if any performance conducted by him is broadcast to Germany.

Shown below is a U.S. postage stamp honoring Toscanini.

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