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Batons of Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall is fortunate to have a plethora of recorded history about the famous musicians who conducted on its main stage. Held in Carnegie Hall’s Rose Museum, 25 batons of these batons used to conduct world-renowned orchestras are now considered archival treasures. Follow the photos below, as Carnegie Hall Archivist Gino Francesconi and Bill McGlaughlin go behind the glass. Featured in the photos (in order) are the batons of Georg Solti, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, and Arturo Toscanini.


2 Responses to Batons of Carnegie Hall

  1. Leonard Sommitz says:

    Blessed beyond description to get Mr McGlouglin’s insights on the Passion of the Christ (St Matt) by Bach.

    thank you immensely!

  2. James Eggert says:

    Bill McGlanghlin mentioned in a recent broadcast that Mahler conducted at Carnegie Hall. Can you tell me when this occurred, what orchestra and what were what pieces were played. Thanking you in advance, I look forward to your reply.

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