Leopold Stokowski (1882–1977)


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Flamboyant, latterly white-maned, U.S. conductor known best for his popularization of classical music. (He is also known for teaching 'Mickey Mouse' a few things about music in Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940), in which Stokowski was featured with the Philadelphia Orchestra). He was a pioneer in the use of hi-fi sound and bringing great music to the ... See full bio »

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Fantasia Music Department
(1940)
Fantasia 2000 Music Department
(1999)
DOA: Dead or Alive Soundtrack
(2006)
The Great Beauty Soundtrack
(2013)

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 2019 The Goldfinch (performer: "Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 73, II. Adagio un poco mosso")
 2019 Can You Keep a Secret? (arranger: "HARPSICHORD CONCERTO IN F MINOR, BWV 1056: II. LARGO")
 2018 The Wild Pear Tree (performer: "Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582")
 2016 In Search of Perfect Consonance (Documentary short) (arranger: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor")
 2015 Marguerite (arranger: "Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565")
 2014 Christmas, Again (performer: "Danse Arab")
 2014 Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory (Documentary) (performer: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation XVIII: Andante cantabile")
  Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 2013) (performer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Should We Scare the S#*% Out of Kids? (2013) ... (arranger: "A Night on Bald Mountain") / (performer: "A Night on Bald Mountain")
 2013 The Great Beauty (performer: "Symphony in C Major: II. Adagio")
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Top 11 Florida Attractions Not in California, Part Two (2011) ... (performer: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
 2011 The Enchanted Forest (Documentary short) (performer: "Ave Maria")
 2010 The Simpsons (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Donnie Fatso (2010) ... (arranger: "Clair de Lune" from 'Suite Bergamasque')
 2009 The Haunting (performer: "The Nutcracker Suite, Opus 71 (Trépak)")
 2006 DOA: Dead or Alive (performer: "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture")
 1999 Fantasia 2000 (performer: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
 1988 A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (performer: "Una noche en la arida montaña" (Night on Bald Mountain))
 1981 All Night Long (performer: "Ride Of The Valkyries")
 1981 The Choice (TV Movie) (arranger: "Chaconne")
 1973 Godmonster of Indian Flats (performer: "Symphony No. 4: III. Fugue - Andante moderato")
 1966 Star Pilot ("Toccata and Fugue in D minor")
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 1955 - 1958) (arranger - 1 episode, 1957)
- Magic and Music (1958) ... (performer: "Pastoral Symphony")
- Tricks of Our Trade (1957) ... (arranger: "Rite of Spring" (1913), "Dance of the Hours" (1876) - uncredited) / (performer: "Rite of Spring" (1913), "Dance of the Hours" (1876) - uncredited)
- All About Magic (1957) ... (performer: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
- The Story of the Animated Drawing (1955) ... (performer: "The Nutcracker Suite" (excerpts), "Nutcracker Suite")
 1955 A World is Born (Documentary short) (arranger: "Rite of Spring") / (performer: "Rite of Spring")
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Toy Symphony with Stokowski (1953) ... (performer: "Toy Symphony")
 1947 Carnegie Hall (performer: "Symphony no. 5: Second movement" - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (arranger: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (1897), "Rite of Spring" (1913), "Dance of the Hours" (1876), "A Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria") / (performer: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565", "The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a" (1892), "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (1897), "Rite of Spring" (1913), "Symphony No. 6 ('Pastoral') Op. 68" (1808), "Dance of the Hours" (1876), "A Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria")
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl (performer: "Symphony No. 5 in E minor: Fourth Movement" (1888), "Rakoczy March" (1846) (uncredited), "Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III" (1850), "Alleluja: from the motet 'Exultate, jubilate' (K.165)" (1773), "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor: Lento a capriccio" (1847), "Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Drinking Song): from 'La traviata'" (1853))
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937 ("Fugue in G minor", uncredited) / (performer: "Fugue in G minor" - uncredited)
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He was, until the era of Leonard Bernstein, one of the most popular, as well as one of the best, conductors of the 20th century. His radio work and recordings made him, along with conductor Arturo Toscanini, a household name, even among those who had never attended a classical concert. A concert was often promoted by simply "Stokowski" and the date. See more »

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