Leopold Stokowski http://wrti.org en Iconic Conductor Leopold Stokowski http://wrti.org/post/iconic-conductor-leopold-stokowski <p>Philadelphia Orchestra audiences were reminded of what Leopold Stokowski's celebrated hands wrought when, earlier this year, Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducted a four-concert Stokowski tribute at the theater where it all started a century ago - The Academy of Music.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:01:08 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4336 at http://wrti.org Iconic Conductor Leopold Stokowski Yannick Nézet-Séguin On Stokowski http://wrti.org/post/yannick-n-zet-s-guin-stokowski <p>As the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Leopold Stokowski, WRTI&#39;s Jim Cotter speaks with Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin. &nbsp;He is among the most sought-after young conductors in the world; in September 2012 he starts his tenure as music director of the Orchestra.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 16:58:36 +0000 Jim Cotter 4045 at http://wrti.org Yannick Nézet-Séguin On Stokowski The Philadelphia Orchestra Celebrates Stokowski http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-celebrates-stokowski <p>It was 100 years ago that&nbsp;legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski&nbsp;stepped onto the podium as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra. WRTI&#39;s Susan Lewis considers the legacy of Stokowski, who is credited with&nbsp;shaping the distinctive &quot;Philadelphia&nbsp;Sound.&quot;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 02:30:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 4015 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra Celebrates Stokowski Leopold Stokowski: The Man, The Music and The Myths http://wrti.org/post/leopold-stokowski-man-music-and-myths <p>David Patrick Stearns considers the great conductor Leopold Stokowski - the man, the music, and the myths - as <a href="http://www.philorch.org/stokowski-celebration-2" target="_blank"><strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra</strong></a> prepares for its 100-year celebration of their famed music director.</p><p>Listen to WRTI between June 16th and 22nd for special Stokowski programming!</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 15:10:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 3999 at http://wrti.org Leopold Stokowski: The Man, The Music and The Myths Leopold Stokowski Centennial Celebration on WRTI: June 16th to 22nd http://wrti.org/post/leopold-stokowski-centennial-celebration-wrti-june-16th-22nd <p>It was 100 years ago that Leopold Stokowski, a young, up-and-coming conductor, became the music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra - transforming the ensemble, practically overnight, into a world-class organization. In his 28 years in Philadelphia, Stokowski presented American premieres of countless works, and was responsible for many &ldquo;firsts&rdquo; - from the first electrical recording, to the first commercially sponsored radio broadcast (1929), to the first series of concerts for children.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:37:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 3977 at http://wrti.org Leopold Stokowski Centennial Celebration on WRTI: June 16th to 22nd