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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 201-225 of 941 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-37485 12-in. 4/26/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37486 12-in. 4/26/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37487 12-in. 4/26/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37488 12-in. 4/26/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37489 12-in. 4/27/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37490 12-in. 4/27/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37491 12-in. 4/27/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37492 12-in. 4/27/1927 Symphony no. 1, in C minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37494 12-in. 4/30/1927 Intermezzo Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37495 12-in. 5/2/1927 Invitation to the waltz Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CS-37495 12-in. 4/19/1937 Invitation to the waltz Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37496 12-in. 5/2/1927 Invitation to the waltz Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CS-37496 12-in. 4/19/1937 Invitation to the waltz Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37497 12-in. 5/2/1927 Rosamunde : Ballet music Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-37497 10-in. 10/11/1927 Rosamunde : Ballet music Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37498 12-in. 5/2/1927 Gypsy dance Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-37499 10-in. 5/2/1927 Danse orientale Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37700 12-in. 1/6/1927 Rienzi : Overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37701 12-in. 1/6/1927 Rienzi : Overture Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-37702 12-in. 1/6/1927 Closing scene Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-38211 10-in. 3/10/1927 Habanera Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-38254 12-in. 5/3/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-38255 12-in. 5/3/1927 Scheherazade : Symphonic suite Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-38256 12-in. 5/3/1927 Festival at Baghdad, part 3 Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra director  
Victor CVE-38605 12-in. 4/30/1927 Symphony no. 7, in A major : Outline of themes Leopold Stokowski Monologue, with piano speaker, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 201-225 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102771

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