Fantasia http://wrti.org en 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