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Stokowski Leopold - Conductor

Biography of Stokowski Leopold:

The career of Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) was both long and colourful, but these factors ought not to detract from the demonstrable fact that he was one of the great conductors of the twentieth-century. His longevity meant that he was born when Wagner was still alive and lived to see James MacMillan begin his studies at Edinburgh University, so the range of music available to Stokowski throughout his career was vast. He retained the widest musical interests, not only in the newest art music, but also in music of a wide and avowedly popular appeal.
A glance at Stokowski’s immense discography certainly reveals the extent of those interests, and in this collection of music from the lighter part of the orchestral repertoire we pay tribute to the conductor’s interest in music which, for whatever reasons, did not always appeal to his equally eminent contemporaries, but which, in Stokowski’s hands, can certainly be said to have elicited from the orchestras he conducted a professionalism and musicality that enabled these pieces to be presented to his audiences at home, over the air, and in the concert hall in the best possible light.

CD's with Stokowski Leopold
Leopold Stokowski - Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Wagner, Debussy - 1955

ArtNr. GHCD 2329

Leopold Stokowski - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

ArtNr. GHCD 2341

Leopold Stokowski - All Tchaikovsky - 1942/1943

ArtNr. GHCD 2334

Leopold Stokowski - NBC Pops, 1942-1944

ArtNr. GHCD 2361

Leopold Stokowski - Stravinsky, Hindemith, Hartmann, Hanson, Harris, Hovhaness

ArtNr. GHCD 2379/80

Leopold Stokowski - Schoenberg 'Gurrelieder' (Songs of Gurre)

ArtNr. GHCD 2388/89

Leopold Stokowski - The Blue Danube Waltz & Music for Strings

ArtNr. GHCD 2392

Leopold Stokowski - Brahms, Wagner 1960

ArtNr. GHCD 2402

Leopold Stokowski - Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky 1962

ArtNr. GHCD 2403

Leopold Stokowski - Mozart 1949-1969

ArtNr. GHCD 2405

Leopold Stokowski - Amirov, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Kurka 1960 & 1962

ArtNr. GHCD 2415

Leopold Stokowski - Britten, Enescu, Borodin, Debussy, Bauer 1947 & 1949

ArtNr. GHCD 2419

Leopold Stokowski with Jascha Heifetz - Sibelius 1929-40

ArtNr. GHCD 2428

Leopold Stokowski - Tchaikovsky Vaughan Williams Shostakovich 1954-1961

ArtNr. GHCD 2426

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