Leopold Stokowski

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:22 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Bach Old and New

On Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, Saturday, Oct. 4th, 5 to 6 pm. Every generation comes up with new ways to perform Johann Sebastian Bach. This tells us two things. One: Performance practice is as vital and relevant as ever. Rather than imagining forgotten professors paging through dusty tomes, we might envision performers kicking up dust with brilliant concerts of so-old-it’s-new repertoire.

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Creatively Speaking
12:01 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Iconic Conductor Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski (April 18, 1882 – September 13, 1977)

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.

Creatively Speaking
12:58 pm
Sat June 23, 2012

Yannick NĂ©zet-SĂ©guin On Stokowski

Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Marco Borggreve

As the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Leopold Stokowski, WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin.  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.

News & Views
10:30 pm
Sun June 17, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra Celebrates Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski

It was 100 years ago that legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski stepped onto the podium as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra. WRTI's Susan Lewis considers the legacy of Stokowski, who is credited with shaping the distinctive "Philadelphia Sound."

Creatively Speaking
11:10 am
Sat June 16, 2012

Leopold Stokowski: The Man, The Music and The Myths

Leopold Stokowski (April 18, 1882 – September 13, 1977)

David Patrick Stearns considers the great conductor Leopold Stokowski - the man, the music, and the myths - as The Philadelphia Orchestra prepares for its 100-year celebration of their famed music director.

Listen to WRTI between June 16th and 22nd for special Stokowski programming!

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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