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 926-941 of 941 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||CS-014386||12-in.||12/12/1937||Tannhäuser||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra and female vocal chorus||director|
|Victor||CS-014387||12-in.||12/12/1937||Tannhäuser||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra and female vocal chorus||director|
|Victor||BS-014388||10-in.||12/12/1937||Sirenes||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra, with female vocal chorus||director|
|Victor||BS-014389||10-in.||12/12/1937||Sirenes||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra, with female vocal chorus||director|
|Victor||BS-014390||10-in.||12/12/1937||Sirenes||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra, with female vocal chorus||director|
|Victor||BS-014391||10-in.||12/12/1937||Nocturnes||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||director|
|Victor||BS-014392||10-in.||12/12/1937||Nocturnes||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||director|
|Victor||CS-014393||12-in.||12/12/1937||Mazurka in B minor||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||director, arranger|
|Victor||CS-014394||12-in.||12/12/1937||Prelude and fugue in E minor||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||arranger, director|
|Victor||BS-014395||10-in.||12/12/1937||Gymnopedie no. 1||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||director|
|Victor||BS-014396||10-in.||12/12/1937||Gymnopedie no. 2||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||director|
|Victor||BS-035812||10-in.||4/20/1939||Eine feste Burg||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||director, arranger|
|Victor||CS-043658||12-in.||11/27/1939||Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Chorale prelude)||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||arranger, director|
|Victor||CS-047815||12-in.||3/27/1940||Lohengrin||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||director|
|Victor||CVE-Test-1269||12-in.||3/17/1931||Danses sacres||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||String orchestra||director|
|Victor||CVE-Test-1270||12-in.||3/17/1931||Danses profanes||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||String orchestra||director|
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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