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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 26-50 of 941 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-22813 12-in. 5/5/1919 Symphony in G minor : Menuetto Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-22814 12-in. 5/6/1919 Tannhäuser : Overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-22815 12-in. 5/6/1919 Rienzi : Overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-22816 12-in. 5/6/1919 Rienzi : Overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-22817 10-in. 5/6/1919 Symphony in E flat : Menuetto Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-22818 12-in. 5/6/1919 Egmont overture, part 1 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-22819 12-in. 5/6/1919 Egmont overture, part 2 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-22820 10-in. 5/6/1919 L'Arlesienne : Minuet Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-22821 12-in. 5/7/1919 Invitation to the waltz Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-22822 10-in. 5/7/1919 Lohengrin : Prelude to act 3 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-22823 12-in. 5/7/1919 Blue Danube waltz, part 1 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-22824 12-in. 5/7/1919 Blue Danube waltz, part 2 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-22825 12-in. 5/8/1919 Blue Danube waltz Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-22825 12-in. 6/10/1926 Blue Danube waltz Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-24124 12-in. 5/18/1920 Wotan's farewell and magic fire music Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-24125 12-in. 5/18/1920 C minor movement : Poco allegretto Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-24126 12-in. 5/18/1920 Hungarian rhapsody, no. 2 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-24127 12-in. 5/18/1920 Eighth symphony, in F major : Allegretto scherzando (2nd movement) Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-24128 12-in. 5/19/1920 New World symphony : Largo Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-24129 12-in. 5/19/1920 Legend of the Vienna forest Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-24130 10-in. 5/19/1920 Hungarian dance no. 1 in G minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-24628 12-in. 10/18/1920 Symphony pathétique : March-scherzo Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-24629 12-in. 10/18/1920 Young prince and the young princess Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-24630 12-in. 10/18/1920 Bacchanale Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-24630 12-in. 10/13/1927 Bacchanale Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
(Results 26-50 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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