Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski
Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977) was a British conductor of Polish and Irish descent. One of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th Century, he is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and for appearing in the film Fantasia. He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sound from the orchestras he directed.

Stokowski was music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony of the Air and many others. He was also the founder of the All-American Youth Orchestra, the New York City Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra and the American Symphony Orchestra.

Stokowski conducted the music for and appeared in several Hollywood films, including Disney's Fantasia, and was a lifelong champion of contemporary composers, giving many premieres of new music during his 60-year conducting career. Stokowski, who made his official conducting debut in 1909, appeared in public for the last time in 1975 but continued making recordings until June 1977, a few months before his death at the age of 95.
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Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977) was a British conductor of Polish and Irish descent. One of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th Century, he is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and for appearing in the film Fantasia. He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sound from...
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THOMSON The Mother of Us All Suite
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
CHABRIER Joyeuse marche - marche française
Recorded 1950
Total duration: 57:29

New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Leopold Stokowski
- conductor
Dimitri Mitropoulos
- conductor

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Music by BACH, VIVALDI, CESTI, LULLY, FRESCOBALDI, PALESTRINA, GABRIELI
Studio recordings, 1950/52
Total duration: 75:40

Leopold Stokowski and
His Symphony Orchestra
Brass Choir
A Capella Chorus
Charles Courboin,
organ

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STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite
WAGNER Overture to 'Tannhäuser'

BRAHMS, GRIEG, MOZART, WEBER, BEETHOVEN
THOMAS, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, GOUNOD, LIADOV

Recorded 1917-1924
Total duration: 70:37
The Philadelphia Orchestra
conducted by Leopold Stokowski

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DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
SCHUBERT  
"Unfinished" Symphony, No. 8
WAGNER  
Orchestral excerpts

TCHAIKOVSKY 
Symphonic movements and short pieces

Acoustic studio recordings, 1919-1924
Total duration: 79:01  

Leopold Stokowski, conductor
The Philadelphia Orchestra
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    RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2
    VARIOUS
    Symphonic movements and short pieces
    Acoustic studio recordings, 1917-1924
    Total duration: 79:41

    Leopold Stokowski, conductor
    Sergei Rachmaninov,
    piano
    The Philadelphia Orchestra
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    J. STRAUSS, DVOŘÁK, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, SAINT-SAËNS, SIBELIUS, BRAHMS, SCHUBERT, MUSSORGSKY, R. STRAUSS, EICHHEIM, PUCCINI, HOFFSTETTER

    Acoustic studio recordings, 1919-1924
    Total duration: 64:44

    Leopold Stokowski, conductor
    The Philadelphia Orchestra