Articles

Music: Sounds Never Heard Before

Leopold Stokowski: 1882-1977 He had one of the most expressive backs in all history. His hands became a legend, and he kept them in the spotlight, even when...

Music: The Orchestra Maker

The best symphony orchestras are not necessarily the long-established veterans —and no one likes to prove the point more often than veteran Conductor Leopold...

Music: A Transformation in Philadelphia

For almost a half-century, the sound of the Philadelphia Orchestra under Conductor Eugene Ormandy was one of the most gloriously distinctive in music. Inheriting...

Music: The Eye Does It

The pews had been pushed aside to make room for the 90 or so chairs and music stands. Microphones arched overhead on long, angled booms. It was not the usual...

Conductors: Stoky's Striplings

When Conductor Leopold Stokowski turned 84 in April, the members of his American Symphony Orchestra presented him with a sapling to be planted on his small...

Music: Stokowski's Chosen

This spring, platinum-polled Leopold Stokowski toured the U. S., gave auditions to 500 aspirants to the "All American Youth Orchestra" which he plans to take...

Music: Philadelphia Pother

Philadelphia elders whispered behind closed doors last week. Philadelphia's youth shouted its grievances in the sedate old Academy of Music (see col. 2)...

Music: Stokowski for Toscanini

The NBC Symphony, most costly and prestigious orchestra of the U.S. air waves, last week got a successor to "The Old Man1' —Arturo Toscanini—who for four seasons...

Music: Adieu

Lamed in his right shoulder by a motor smash, an attack of neuritis and overmuch work, Conductor Leopold Stokowski of the Philadelphia Orchestra departed his...

Composers: Cantankerous Yankee

Conductor Leopold Stokowski hushed the audience in Manhattan's Carnegie Hall. "Tonight," he said, "we are honoring one of America's greatest artists ..." From...

See more Time.com Articles