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There's a catalog of Stokowski's transcriptions for orchestra at https://web.archive.org/web/20121125004549/http://www.mola-inc.org/Stokowskicatalog.htm

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Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977) was a British 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 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.

In America, Stokowski performed with 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. He 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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 The Poem of Ecstasy / Azerbaijan Mugam Scriabin, Amirov; Houston Symphony, Leopold Stokowski 4 3
1965 Scheherazade, Op.35 Николай Андреевич Римский-Корсаков; London Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
1965 Songs of the Auvergne / Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 / Vocalise Joseph Canteloube, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Anna Moffo, American Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 5 5
1968 Stravinsky: Firebird Suite / Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave / Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
1971 The Phase 4 World of Leopold Stokowski Leopold Stokowski 1
1987 Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff: Concertos 2 & 3 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra 1
1988 Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff: Concertos no. 1 & 4 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Sergei Rachmaninoff, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra 1
1992 The Four Seasons / Concertos Vivaldi; Stokowski 1
1993 Stokowski's Symphonic Bach Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Stokowski; BBC Philharmonic, Matthias Bamert 1
1994 Symphony no. 11 “In the Year 1905” Dmitri Shostakovich; Houston Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
1997 Bach by Stokowski Bach; Leopold Stokowski 2
1998 Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty / Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela / Liszt: Les Préludes Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Franz Liszt, Jean Sibelius; Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
1999 Piano Concerto nos. 2 & 3 Sergey Rachmaninov; Sergey Rachmaninov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy 1
1999 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique / Scriabin: Le Poem de l'extase Berlioz, Scriabin; New Philharmonia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
2000 El amor brujo / Nights in the Gardens of Spain / The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite no. 2 de Falla; Eugene Ormandy, Leopold Stokowski, Shirley Verrett 1
2001 Stokowski's Symphonic Baroque Leopold Stokowski; BBC Philharmonic, Matthias Bamert 1
2003 Rachmaninov Plays Rachmaninov Rachmaninov; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
2004 Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on Bare Mountain / Khovanshchina / Boris Godunov Modest Mussorgsky / Leopold Stokowski; The Cleveland Orchestra, Oliver Knussen 1
2005 Stokowski's Symphonic Bach, Volume 2 Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Stokowski; BBC Philharmonic, Matthias Bamert 1
2005 Pictures at an Exhibition Modest Mussorgsky / Leopold Stokowski; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, José Serebrier 1
2005 Rhapsodies Liszt, Enesco, Smetana, Wagner; Stokowski 1
2006 Bach Transcriptions Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Stokowski; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, José Serebrier 1
2007 PROKOFIEV: Quintet op. 39 Overture on Hebrew Themes BRAHMS: Serenade No. 1 DAWSON: Negro Folk Symphony SWANSON: Night Music Leopold Stokowski & Dimitri Mitropoulos 1
2007 Symphonic Syntheses Richard Wagner, Leopold Stokowski; José Serebrier, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 1
2009 Bach Transcriptions 2 Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Stokowski; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, José Serebrier 1
2010 Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff: The Piano Concertos and Solo Pieces Rachmaninoff; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
2013 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Stokowski: Bach Transcriptions Stravinsky, Stokowski; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin 1
National Philharmonic Orchestra - Leopold Stokowski Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; National Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
Rhapsodies: Liszt, Enescu, Wagner, Smetana Liszt, Enescu, Wagner, Smetana; Stokowski 1
Stokowski Spectacular Leopold Stokowski 1
Transcriptions: Toccata and Fugue in D minor / Passacaglia and Fugue / Chaconne from Violin Partita no. 2 / Ein feste Burg (Historical Recordings 1927-1939) Bach-Stokowski; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The 5 Piano Concertos Beethoven; Glenn Gould, Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Golschmann, Leopold Stokowski 2
1992 Smetana: The Moldau / Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Bizet: Symphony no. 1 in C major Mendelssohn, Smetana, Bizet; George Szell, Leopold Stokowski 1
1998 Peter & The Wolf / Carnival of the Animals / Young Person's Guide / Jeux d'enfants Prokofiev, Camille Saint‐Saëns; Leopold Stokowski, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Antal Doráti, Basil Rathbone 1
1999 The Centennial Collection, Volume 1: The Music Directors Volume 1: The Music Directors - Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy 1
1999 The Magician Leopold Stokowski 1
2000 Nocturnes / Iberia / Clair de lune / Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Debussy; Stokowski 1
2003 Decca Recordings, Volume 1: 1965-1972 Leopold Stokowski 1
2003 Sibelius: Symphony no. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite / Beethoven: Egmont Overture Jean Sibelius, Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Ludwig van Beethoven; BBC Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
2004 Decca Recordings Vol.2 1964-1975 Leopold Stokowski 1
2006 Firebird & Petrushka Stravinsky; Leopold Stokowski, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2009 Transcriptions, Volume 2: Overture (Suite) no. 2 / Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring / Sheep may safely graze / Jesus Christus Gottes Sohn (Historical Recordings 1929-1950) Bach-Stokowski; Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, All-American Youth Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
2013 Symphonies nos. 4, 6 and 7 Jean Sibelius; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Finnish National Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski, Georg Schnéevoigt, Serge Koussevitzky 1
Mussorgsky - Stokowski: Pictures at an Exhibition / Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite / Scriabin: Le Poéme de l'extase Mussorgsky / Stokowski, Stravinksy, Scriabin; Leopold Stokowski 1
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin; Stokowski 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 / Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra / Falla: El amor brujo Beethoven, Britten, Falla; Gloria Lane, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Turandot Giacomo Puccini; Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli, Anna Moffo, Bonaldo Giaiotti, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 5 2
2013 Symphony no. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand" Gustav Mahler; New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Walt Disney's Fantasia The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 4.65 7

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Swan of Tuonela Sibelius; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1

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