Leopold Stokowski

1882 - 1977

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Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977) was an English conductor of Polish and Irish descent. 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 1,322,667 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Leopold Stokowski is the 24th most popular conductor (up from 31st in 2019), the 1,212th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,494th in 2019) and the most popular British Conductor.

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Among conductors, Leopold Stokowski ranks 24 out of 97. Before him are Kurt Masur, John Philip Sousa, Erich Kleiber, Carlo Maria Giulini, Felix Weingartner, and Dimitri Mitropoulos. After him are George Szell, Serge Koussevitzky, Franz Danzi, Hans Knappertsbusch, Eugen Jochum, and Charles Dutoit.

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Among people born in 1882, Leopold Stokowski ranks 75Before him are Leo Perutz, Husband E. Kimmel, Korney Chukovsky, Natalia Sedova, Germaine Dulac, and Raymonde de Laroche. After him are Princess Louise of Orléans, John Barrymore, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Lucien Petit-Breton, Yoshijirō Umezu, and Artur Schnabel. Among people deceased in 1977, Leopold Stokowski ranks 53Before him are Oskar Morgenstern, Paul Desmond, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Jim Thompson, Kamal Jumblatt, and Olave Baden-Powell. After him are Bruno Streckenbach, Edmond Hamilton, Shogo Kamo, Juan Velasco Alvarado, Jan Patočka, and Marc Bolan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Leopold Stokowski ranks 1,212 out of 6,924. Before him are R. G. Collingwood (1889), Glenn Hughes (1951), Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1965), Domnall mac Ailpín (812), Lewis Hamilton (1985), and Pattie Boyd (1944). After him are Louis Lucien Bonaparte (1813), Henry Gray (1827), Victoria Beckham (1974), Vinnie Jones (1965), Jack Bruce (1943), and James Hilton (1900).

Among CONDUCTORS In United Kingdom

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