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

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Recordings (Results 276-300 of 941 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-46486 12-in. 9/28/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46487 12-in. 9/28/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46488 12-in. 9/28/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46489 12-in. 9/28/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46490 12-in. 9/29/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46491 12-in. 9/29/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46492 12-in. 9/29/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46493 12-in. 9/29/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46494 12-in. 9/29/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46495 12-in. 9/29/1928 Symphony no. 4, in F minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-46496 12-in. 9/29/1928 Brandenburg concerto no. 2, in F major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47923 12-in. 12/8/1928 Spanish dance Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47924 12-in. 12/8/1928 Song without words (in A minor) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47951 12-in. 4/29/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47952 12-in. 4/29/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47953 12-in. 4/29/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47954 12-in. 4/29/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47955 12-in. 4/29/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47956 12-in. 4/29/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47957 12-in. 4/29/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47958 12-in. 4/29/1929 Pastoral symphony Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47959 12-in. 4/30/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47960 12-in. 4/30/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47961 12-in. 4/30/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-47962 12-in. 4/30/1929 Symphony no. 2, in D major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
(Results 276-300 of 941 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stokowski, Leopold," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102771.

Stokowski, Leopold. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102771.

"Stokowski, Leopold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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