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Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977) was an English conductor of Polish 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 his appearance in the Disney 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, most notably 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 18, 1882 (London), Died September 13, 1977 (Nether Wallop)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1943

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, conductor, arranger, speaker, choral director, orchestrator, author, organ, piano

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 941 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-38606 12-in. 4/30/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor : Outline of themes Leopold Stokowski Monologue, with piano speaker, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CVE-39340 12-in. 10/3/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39341 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39342 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39343 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39344 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39345 12-in. 10/4/1927 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39346 12-in. 10/8/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39347 12-in. 10/8/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39348 12-in. 10/8/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39349 12-in. 10/10/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39350 12-in. 10/10/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39351 12-in. 10/10/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39352 12-in. 10/10/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39353 12-in. 10/11/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-39354 10-in. 10/11/1927 Festivals Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-39355 10-in. 10/11/1927 Festivals Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39356 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39357 12-in. 10/12/1927 Prelude in E flat minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39358 12-in. 10/13/1927 I call upon thee, Jesus Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-39890 12-in. 10/12/1927 Rákoczy march Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-40400 12-in. 10/6/1927 Symphony in D minor : Outline of themes Leopold Stokowski Monologue, with piano speaker  
Victor CVE-40401 12-in. 10/6/1927 Symphony no. 5 ("From the New World") : Outline of themes Leopold Stokowski Monologue, with piano speaker  
Victor CVE-40417 12-in. 10/20/1927 Sinfonía no. 7 en la mayor José Juan Tablada Monologue, with piano author  
Victor CVE-40418 12-in. 10/20/1927 Sinfonía no. 5 : Nuevo Mundo José Juan Tablada Monologue, with piano author  
(Results 226-250 of 941 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stokowski, Leopold," accessed December 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102771.

Stokowski, Leopold. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102771.

"Stokowski, Leopold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 December 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102771

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