Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski

London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 13 Sep 1977 (aged 95)
Nether Wallop, Test Valley Borough, Hampshire, England
Burial East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 4602 · View Source
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Orchestra Conductor. He studied in England and at the Paris Conservatory. He was organist and choirmaster at St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City, and was conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony. As conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, he became known for brilliant interpretation and performance; he introduced unknown contemporary works and, with his own controversial transcriptions, popularized much of Bach's music. Stokowski continued to conduct for part of each season until 1941. In 1940 he organized the All-American Youth Orchestra. He was co-conductor, with Arturo Toscanini, of the NBC Symphony Orchestra. He was musical supervisor of Walt Disney's film "Fantasia" (1940), in which he also appeared. He was conductor of many renowned orchestras for brief periods. Stokowski was influential in the improvement of music-recording techniques. In 1962 he founded the American Symphony Orchestra, New York City, a forum for young performers. His first wife was the pianist and teacher Olga Samaroff.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leopold Stokowski (18 Apr 1882–13 Sep 1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. 4602, citing East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .