Leopold Stokowski

Born 18 April 1882. Died 13 September 1977
Leopold Stokowski
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1882-04-18
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Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski Biography (Wikipedia)

Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977) was an English conductor of Polish and Irish 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.

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV. 565
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Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV. 565
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Turkish March
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Turkish March
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Turkish March (Rondo alla Turca from Piano sonata no.11)
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Turkish March (Rondo alla Turca from Piano sonata no.11)
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
In the manger
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In the manger
Claude Debussy
La Cathedrale engloutie (Preludes Bk I, no. 10)
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La Cathedrale engloutie (Preludes Bk I, no. 10)
Paul Dukas
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Paul Dukas
La Péri (Fanfare)
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La Péri (Fanfare)
Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor (1st mvt: Moderato)
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Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor (1st mvt: Moderato)
George Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody No 1
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Romanian Rhapsody No 1
Dieterich Buxtehude
Sarabande and Courante (BuxWV.179)
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Sarabande and Courante (BuxWV.179)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue, BWV.565
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Toccata and Fugue, BWV.565
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Sheep May Safely Graze
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Sheep May Safely Graze
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sheep may safely graze [from Cantata no.208]
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Sheep may safely graze [from Cantata no.208]
Igor Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring
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The Rite of Spring
Luigi Boccherini
Quintet in E major, Op 13 No 5: Minuet
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Quintet in E major, Op 13 No 5: Minuet
Richard Wagner
Parsifal: Symphonic Synthesis Act III
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Parsifal: Symphonic Synthesis Act III
Virgil Thomson
The Plow the broke the Plains
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The Plow the broke the Plains

The Plow the broke the Plains

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Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale-Prelude 'Wir glauben all' an einen Gott', BWV 680
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Chorale-Prelude 'Wir glauben all' an einen Gott', BWV 680
Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor
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Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor
Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm, süßer Tod, BWV478 (arranged for orchestra)
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Komm, süßer Tod, BWV478 (arranged for orchestra)
Henry Purcell
When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)
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When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Marche Slave Op.31
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Marche Slave Op.31
Sergei Rachmaninov
Vocalise, Op 34 No 14, arr Arcady Dubensky
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Vocalise, Op 34 No 14, arr Arcady Dubensky
Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures from an Exhibition (Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells)
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Pictures from an Exhibition (Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells)
Johann Sebastian Bach
'Little Fugue' in G minor BWV 578
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'Little Fugue' in G minor BWV 578
Dieterich Buxtehude
Geistliche Tanzsuite (Sarabande and Courante)
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Geistliche Tanzsuite (Sarabande and Courante)
Leopold Stokowski
Valse triste (from "Kuolema")
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Valse triste (from "Kuolema")
Claude Debussy
Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
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Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
Modest Mussorgsky
NIGHT ON THE BARE MOUNTAIN
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NIGHT ON THE BARE MOUNTAIN
Richard Wagner
Die Walkure - Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music
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Die Walkure - Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music
Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition: Baba Yaga; The Great Gate of Kiev
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Pictures at an Exhibition: Baba Yaga; The Great Gate of Kiev
George Frideric Handel
Water Music: Suite, orch. Stokowski (No 2, Allegro)
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Water Music: Suite, orch. Stokowski (No 2, Allegro)
Johann Sebastian Bach
BK 170617 Bach-Stokowski
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BK 170617 Bach-Stokowski
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake (Nos 10, 11 and 21)
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Swan Lake (Nos 10, 11 and 21)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Scenes No.10, No.11 and Danse Espagnole
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Swan Lake Scenes No.10, No.11 and Danse Espagnole
Joseph Canteloube
Bailero, from Songs of the Auvergne
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Bailero, from Songs of the Auvergne
Franz Liszt
6 Hungarian rhapsodies S.359, arr. for orchestra; no.2 in D minor - Mesto
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6 Hungarian rhapsodies S.359, arr. for orchestra; no.2 in D minor - Mesto
Antonio Cesti
Tu Mancavi A Tormentarmi
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Tu Mancavi A Tormentarmi

Tu Mancavi A Tormentarmi

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Orchestra
Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1966: Prom 44
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Royal Albert Hall
1966-09-10T00:53:52
10
Sep
1966

Proms 1966: Prom 44

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1964: Prom 47
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Royal Albert Hall
1964-09-17T00:53:52
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Sep
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 47

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1964: Prom 45
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Royal Albert Hall
1964-09-15T00:53:52
15
Sep
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 45

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1963: Prom 09
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Royal Albert Hall
1963-07-30T00:53:52
30
Jul
1963

Proms 1963: Prom 09

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1963: Prom 03
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Royal Albert Hall
1963-07-23T00:53:52
23
Jul
1963

Proms 1963: Prom 03

Royal Albert Hall

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