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Guide to the Leopold Stokowski recordings, 1934-1940.
PA Mss 27  
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Description
Test pressings, primarily RCA Victor, of Leopold Stokowski's recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra and a set of Laura Bolton's field recordings of Native American music.
Background
Leopold Stokowski, 1882-1977. American conductor of British birth. Stokowski began recording in 1917 and was a pioneer of many recording techniques and was a champion of modern music. The first electrical symphonic recordings were made with the Philadelphia Orchestra under his direction as well as the first experiments in stereo recordings. He also premiered many works in the concert hall and on recording, had interests in non-western music, orchestrated works by composers such as Bach for symphony orchestra, championed classical music to the lay audience, particularly with his recordings for Walt Disney's Fantasia. His recordings remain classics today.
Extent
175 sound recordings
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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