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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Known For

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

Filmography

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 1999 Fantasia 2000 (conductor - segment "Sorcerer's Apprentice, The")
 1958 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Magic and Music (1958) ... (conductor - segment ": "Pastoral Symphony", archive footage)
 1952 Omnibus (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- My Brother Henry (1952) ... (musical director - segment "Pictures at an Exhibition")
 1940 Fantasia (arranger - uncredited) / (conductor)
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl (conductor)
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Other Works:

Made a complete recording with the Philadelphia Orchestra of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. This recording was originally issued on a multi-record 78-RPM set, and in the performance the "Ode to Joy" was sung in English rather than the original German. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | See more »

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Gloria Vanderbilt  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »
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Was always experimenting with different orchestral seating plans. See more »

Trademark:

He would ensure that, at his concerts, his face was lit so that its shadow appeared onthe wall. See more »

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