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WRTI Spotlight
6:37 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Leopold Stokowski Centennial Celebration on WRTI: June 16th to 22nd

Leopold Stokowski was committed to bringing classical music to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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 “firsts” - from the first electrical recording, to the first commercially sponsored radio broadcast (1929), to the first series of concerts for children. 

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