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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 251-275 of 941 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-40419 12-in. 10/20/1927 Sinfonía en re menor : Descripción de temas José Juan Tablada Monologue, with piano author  
Victor CVE-40420 12-in. 10/20/1927 Sinfonía no. 1 en do menor José Juan Tablada Monologue, with piano author  
Victor CVE-46463 12-in. 9/25/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46464 12-in. 9/25/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46465 12-in. 9/25/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46466 12-in. 9/25/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46467 12-in. 9/25/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46468 12-in. 9/25/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46469 12-in. 9/25/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46470 12-in. 9/26/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46471 12-in. 9/26/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46472 12-in. 9/26/1928 Symphony no. 3, in F Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46473 12-in. 9/26/1928 Romeo and Juliet overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46474 12-in. 9/26/1928 Romeo and Juliet overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46475 12-in. 9/26/1928 Romeo and Juliet overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46476 12-in. 9/27/1928 Romeo and Juliet overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46477 12-in. 9/26/1928 Romeo and Juliet overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46478 12-in. 9/27/1928 Nuages (Clouds) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46479 12-in. 9/27/1928 Nuages (Clouds) (concluded) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46480 12-in. 9/27/1928 Fête-dieu à Seville Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra arranger, director  
Victor CVE-46481 12-in. 9/27/1928 Fête-dieu à Seville Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra arranger, director  
Victor CVE-46482 12-in. 9/27/1928 Brandenburg concerto no. 2, in F major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46483 12-in. 9/28/1928 Brandenburg concerto no. 2, in F major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46484 12-in. 9/28/1928 Brandenburg concerto no. 2, in F major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46485 12-in. 9/28/1928 Brandenburg concerto no. 2, in F major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
(Results 251-275 of 941 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stokowski, Leopold," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102771.

Stokowski, Leopold. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102771.

"Stokowski, Leopold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

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