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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 101-125 of 941 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-27906 12-in. 4/30/1923 Symphony no. 5 in E minor : Andante cantabile Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-27907 12-in. 5/1/1923 Alberich Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-27908 12-in. 5/1/1923 Parsifal : Bell scene Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-27909 10-in. 5/1/1923 Chinese rhapsody, part 1 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-27910 10-in. 5/1/1923 Chinese rhapsody, part 2 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-27911 10-in. 5/1/1923 Japanese night music Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-27928 10-in. 3/6/1923 Mignon : Gavotte Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-27929 12-in. 3/19/1923 Danse macabre, part 1 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-27929 12-in. 4/29/1925 Danse macabre, op. 40 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-27930 12-in. 3/19/1923 Danse macabre, part 2 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-27930 12-in. 4/29/1925 Danse macabre, op. 40 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-27938 12-in. 3/19/1923 Dance of the tumblers Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-29051 12-in. 12/3/1923 Fest march Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-29052 12-in. 12/3/1923 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 1] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-29052 12-in. 4/28/1927 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 1] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-29053 12-in. 12/3/1923 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 2] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-29053 12-in. 4/28/1927 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 2] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-29054 12-in. 12/3/1923 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 3] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-29054 12-in. 4/28/1927 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 3] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-29055 12-in. 12/3/1923 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 4] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-29055 12-in. 4/28/1927 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 4] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-29056 12-in. 12/3/1923 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 5] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-29056 12-in. 4/30/1927 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 5] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-29057 12-in. 12/3/1923 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 6] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-29057 12-in. 4/30/1927 Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished") [Part 6] Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
(Results 101-125 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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