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Leopold Stokowski

1882 - 1977

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Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977) was a British conductor. One of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th century, he is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the Disney film Fantasia with that orchestra. He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sound from the orchestras he directed.Stokowski was music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony of the Air and many others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold Stokowski has received more than 1,775,358 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Leopold Stokowski is the 22nd most popular conductor (up from 24th in 2019), the 1,156th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,211th in 2019) and the most popular British Conductor.

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Among conductors, Leopold Stokowski ranks 22 out of 97Before him are Kurt Masur, Rafael Kubelík, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Erich Kleiber, Seiji Ozawa, and Carlo Maria Giulini. After him are Felix Weingartner, Hans Knappertsbusch, Eugen Jochum, Charles Dutoit, John Philip Sousa, and Serge Koussevitzky.

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Among people born in 1882, Leopold Stokowski ranks 72Before him are Dušan Simović, Feng Yuxiang, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Franz Seldte, Subramania Bharati, and Princess Louise of Orléans. After him are Eduard Spranger, Natalia Sedova, Germaine Dulac, Leo Perutz, Joaquín Turina, and Korney Chukovsky. Among people deceased in 1977, Leopold Stokowski ranks 49Before him are John Dickson Carr, Modibo Keïta, Oskar Morgenstern, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, Sepp Herberger, and Paul Desmond. After him are Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Marc Bolan, Hamida Djandoubi, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Eduard Roschmann, and Juan Velasco Alvarado.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Leopold Stokowski ranks 1,156 out of 7,765Before him are Allen Carr (1934), James Black (1924), William Adelin (1103), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Jimmy Greaves (1940), and George Canning (1770). After him are Elizabeth Blount (1500), Paul Scofield (1922), Alfonso de Portago (1928), Glenn Hughes (1951), Albert Hammond (1944), and Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855).

Among CONDUCTORS In United Kingdom

Among conductors born in United Kingdom, Leopold Stokowski ranks 1After him are John Eliot Gardiner (1943), Simon Rattle (1955), John Barbirolli (1899), Colin Davis (1927), Thomas Beecham (1879), Jeffrey Tate (1943), Henry Wood (1869), Adrian Boult (1889), Antonio Pappano (1959), John Pritchard (1921), and Malcolm Sargent (1895).