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Leopold Stokowski
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Leopold Stokowski

Birthday

: 18 April 1882

Sign

: Aries

Died

: 13 September 1977

Lived

: 95 years

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  • Leopold Anthony Stokowski was a British conductor of Polish and Irish descent
Born:18 April 1882
When did Leopold Stokowski die? / Died13 September 1977
How many years did Leopold Stokowski live? / Lived95 years
Zodiac sign:Aries


 Leopold Stokowski facts


  • 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 for appearing in the 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, including 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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