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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 126-150 of 941 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-29233 12-in. 12/31/1923 Concerto no. 2 in C minor : Adagio sostenuto Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sergei Rachmaninoff ; Leopold Stokowski Piano and orchestra conductor  
Victor C-29234 12-in. 12/31/1923 Concerto no. 2 in C minor : Adagio sostenuto Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sergei Rachmaninoff ; Leopold Stokowski Piano and orchestra conductor  
Victor C-29235 12-in. 12/31/1923 Concerto no. 2 in C minor : Adagio sostenuto Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sergei Rachmaninoff ; Leopold Stokowski Piano and orchestra conductor  
Victor C-29236 12-in. 12/31/1923 Concerto no. 2 in C minor : Adagio scherzando Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sergei Rachmaninoff ; Leopold Stokowski Piano and orchestra conductor  
Victor C-29251 12-in. 1/3/1924 Concerto no. 2 in C minor : Adagio scherzando Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sergei Rachmaninoff ; Leopold Stokowski Piano and orchestra conductor  
Victor C-29252 12-in. 1/3/1924 Concerto no. 2 in C minor : Allegro scherzando Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sergei Rachmaninoff ; Leopold Stokowski Piano and orchestra conductor  
Victor C-30021 12-in. 4/28/1924 Lohengrin : Prelude Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-30021 12-in. 10/13/1927 Lohengrin : Prelude Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-30022 12-in. 4/28/1924 Lohengrin : Prelude Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-30022 12-in. 10/13/1927 Lohengrin : Prelude Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-30992 12-in. 10/13/1924 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-30992 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-30993 12-in. 10/13/1924 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-30993 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-30994 12-in. 10/13/1924 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-30994 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor C-30995 12-in. 10/13/1924 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-30995 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor B-31263 10-in. 12/8/1924 Dance of the Amazon Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-31395 12-in. 12/22/1924 Concerto no. 2 in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sergei Rachmaninoff ; Leopold Stokowski Piano and orchestra conductor  
Victor C-31396 12-in. 12/22/1924 Concerto no. 2 in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sergei Rachmaninoff ; Leopold Stokowski Piano and orchestra conductor  
Victor B-31397 10-in. 12/22/1924 Concerto no. 2 in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Sergei Rachmaninoff ; Leopold Stokowski Piano and orchestra conductor  
Victor B-31398 10-in. 12/22/1924 Waiting music Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-31623 10-in. 12/31/1924 Trumpet prelude Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-31624 10-in. 12/31/1924 Andante cantabile Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
(Results 126-150 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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