April 20, 2012

Stokowski’s personal belongings—Where did they go?

In searching for Stokowski’s personal items, we learned that much of what he planned to leave behind as a personal archive was lost! The story has been repeated and retold by several people knowledgeable about Stokowski’s final years. After his passing in 1977, his personal archive was being shipped from London to America by boat. The cargo crate reportedly was lost overboard during rough seas. The materials we find now were either left behind in Philadelphia or donated by others who retained items on their own.

April 13, 2012

Welcome to the Stokowski blog - A century of discoveries

The Philadelphia Orchestra has spent the past year performing in-depth research on the great legacy of Leopold Stokowski’s tenure in Philadelphia. In addition to using reference material from the Orchestra’s Archives (housed in the Academy of Music), our journey has taken us to the Leopold Stokowski Papers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, among others.

January 25, 2012

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra The Inaugural Season – 2012-2013 read more

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