Leopold Stokowski collection of orchestral transcriptions
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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Leopold Anthony Stokowski was born April 18, 1882 in London and become one of the best-known conductors of the 20th century. Stokowski conducted symphony orchestras across the world from 1909 until his death in 1977.
A full biographical sketch can be found in the finding aid for the Leopold Stokowski papers.
Stokowski began transcribing orchestral music for the organ but ultimately created many new arrangements for the orchestra in the course of his conducting career. At times his interpretations offer dramatic new conceptions of both familiar and unfamiliar works. Stokowski considered transcription an art and an integral part of his musicianship. This collection consists of more than 200 scores that often include markings for dynamics, articulations, tempo indications, and otherr revisions of orchestration made by Stokowsi.
Gift of Curtis Institute of Music, 1997.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Holly Mengel (collection processed before 2013)
- Finding Aid Date
- 2020 August 7
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
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