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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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 176-200 of 941 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-36656 12-in. 11/4/1926 Nutcracker suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-36657 12-in. 11/4/1926 Nutcracker suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-36669 12-in. 11/10/1926 Nutcracker suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-36670 12-in. 11/10/1926 Nutcracker suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-36671 12-in. 11/10/1926 Nutcracker suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37002 12-in. 11/18/1926 Hungarian rhapsody no. 2 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37003 12-in. 11/18/1926 Hungarian rhapsody no. 2 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37004 12-in. 11/18/1926 Rienzi : Overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37468 12-in. 4/6/1927 Toccata and fugue in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra arranger, director  
Victor CVE-37469 12-in. 4/6/1927 Toccata and fugue in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra arranger, director  
Victor CVE-37470 12-in. 4/6/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37471 12-in. 4/7/1927 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37472 12-in. 4/7/1927 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37473 12-in. 4/7/1927 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37474 12-in. 4/15/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37475 12-in. 4/15/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37476 12-in. 4/15/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37477 12-in. 4/15/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37478 12-in. 4/15/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37479 12-in. 4/15/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37480 12-in. 4/25/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37481 12-in. 4/25/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37482 12-in. 4/25/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37483 12-in. 4/25/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37484 12-in. 4/26/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
(Results 176-200 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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