Arturo Toscanini was a child prodigy, who studied piano and cello at the prestigious Parma Conservatory of Music. Born the son of poor tailors, Arturo astonished his second-grade teacher when he played song after song on the piano, just by listening and watching her play music. Signora Vernoni knew that her young pupil was destined for greatness and convinced his parents that he belonged in a music conservatory. At age 9, Arturo won a scholarship to the Parma Conservatory, taking his first step on the road to becoming a world famous conductor. Arturo Takes a Bow details the early years of a fascinating prodigy, who was nicknamed "genius" by his fellow students and called the "Einstein of Music" by one of his biographers.