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From the Archives - Stokowski through the years

A man holding up a baton to conduct.
Leopold Stokowski conducting.

Leopold Stokowski’s prolific recording career spanned 60 years – from the acoustic to the digital era. We have the only Haydn symphony he recorded, sensuous music by Debussy arranged by him with all his unique touches, and a thrilling reading of Mendelssohn’s “Italian” symphony from his very last recording session. It was a remarkable life in music.

Compositions and Recordings

Symphony No. 53 "Imperiale"
by Franz Josef Haydn
Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra

Clair de Lune
by Claude Debussy
Leopold Stokowski and His Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 4 "Italian"
by Felix Mendelssohn
Leopold Stokowski and the National Philharmonic

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
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