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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 151-175 of 941 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-31625 12-in. 12/31/1924 The Red Queen's banquet Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor C-31626 12-in. 12/31/1924 The Cheshire Cat Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-31627 10-in. 12/31/1924 The curtain rises Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor B-31628 10-in. 12/31/1924 The White Rabbit is late Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-32550 12-in. 4/29/1925 Polovetzki dance Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-32599 12-in. 5/15/1925 Marche slave, op. 31 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-32800 12-in. 5/15/1925 Marche slave, op. 31 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-32801 12-in. 5/15/1925 In the village Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-32802 12-in. 5/15/1925 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-32803 12-in. 5/15/1925 or 10/5/1927 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-33290 12-in. 10/6/1925 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-33291 12-in. 10/6/1925 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-33292 12-in. 10/6/1925 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-33293 12-in. 10/6/1925 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-33294 12-in. 10/7/1925 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-33295 12-in. 10/7/1925 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-33296 12-in. 10/7/1925 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-33297 12-in. 10/7/1925 Symphony no. 5 : From the New World Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-33635 12-in. 12/8/1925 Symphony pathetique Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-34730 12-in. 3/16/1926 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-34731 12-in. 3/16/1926 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-34732 12-in. 3/16/1926 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-34733 12-in. 3/16/1926 Symphony in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-35182 12-in. 6/10/1926 Tales from the Vienna Woods Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-36655 12-in. 11/4/1926 Nutcracker suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
(Results 151-175 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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