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From the Archives - Stokowski at the Ballet

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Leopold Stokowski in 'Carnegie Hall' (1947).

Leopold Stokowski was perhaps the most famous conductor of the 20th century. Hear him conduct colorful ballet music by Tchaikovsky and Sibelius, with all the trademark flair that made him famous.

Compositions and Recordings

Aurora's Wedding
by Peter Tchaikovsky
Leopold Stokowski with the National Philharmonic

Swan of Tuonela
by Jean Sibelius
Leopold Stokowski with the National Philharmonic

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
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