Definition of Leopold Stokowski from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Leopold Stokowski

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(1887-1977) a US conductor born in England who did a lot to make classical music more popular in America. He was known for his dramatic style. He directed the Philadelphia Orchestra (1912-36) and they played the music for the Walt Disney film Fantasia. Stokowski established the American Symphony Orchestra in 1962.