Today’s Birthday: Leopold Anthony Stokowski (1882) – Legendary Conductor

Leopold Anthony Stokowski (1882)

Stokowski was a legendary British-American conductor whose strong advocacy of new music helped to broaden American musical taste. He conducted and toured with the Philadelphia Orchestra for more than two decades, transforming it into a world-class ensemble and creating the lush “Philadelphia sound.” He made three films, including Walt Disney‘s Fantasia, in which he also appeared. What made the “Philadelphia sound” so unique? More… Discuss

2 responses to “Today’s Birthday: Leopold Anthony Stokowski (1882) – Legendary Conductor

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