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Kopernick Stokowski was a carpenter and cabinet maker who had also been born in Marylebone, London of a Polish father and Scottish mother, so Leopold Stokowski's father was half Scots Leopold Stokowski's mother Annie-Marion was of Irish lineage.
Kopernick and Annie-Marion Stokowski later had two other children: Beginning in aboutLeopold Stokowski and his brother Percy sang in the choir of St Marylebone Church, as shown in the photograph, below.
At the age of thirteen, he became one of the youngest person to have been admitted to the College up to that time 1. Stokowski entrance to RCM in January, at age 13 thanks to Edward Johnson for this image Stokowski's further musical progression was marked by his election at age 16 to membership in the Royal College of Organists on June 25, Then, from toStokowski was organist and choirmaster at St.
He developed a musical reputation in New York, and met a number of leading personalities, including his future wife, Olga Samaroffwho was born Lucy Mary Olga Agnes Hickenlooper in Texas. Stokowski also performed a number of transcriptions of orchestral works from Tchaikovsky symphonies, from ancient composers such as Byrd and Palestrina, and from operas by various composers, including Wagner, as shown in the advertisement, below.
March, Advertisement for a Leopold Stokowski organ concert at St. Bartholomew's Church But Stokowski was apparently determined to direct an orchestra or an orchestral group, and he became restless. Inhe resigned his organist position and in the Spring of that year, he and Olga sailed for Europe, with Stokowski determined to find a new start 2.
Stokowski's Beginnings as an Orchestra Conductor In spite of Stokowski's lack of experience, never having conducted a professional symphony orchestra, within one year he had been appointed conductor or the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the beginning of his stellar career. How could such a remarkable transformation come about?
Olga Samaroff had played frequently in Cincinnati and knew the Cincinnati leaders both from her professional activities and from family connections.
Cincinnati was looking for a conductor to lead the symphony orchestra which they had just re-established. Olga Samaroff suggested Leopold Stokowski. This led to Stokowski being interviewed by the Cincinnati the Board on April 22, Stokowski's First Orchestral Concert in Paris Stokowski's interview in Cincinnati did not result in a decision by the Cincinnati Board either positive of negative.
This was likely because Stokowski had not up to that time conducted a professional symphony orchestra. Olga Samaroff again apparently came to the rescue. When the Paris conductor fell ill, Olga arranged for Stokowski to be introduced to the Colonne manager with Olga's personal recommendation and with Stokowski also waiving his fee.
Stokowski was selected, and made his debut with the Colonne Orchestra on May 12,with Olga Samaroff as one of two soloists. It is a measure of Stokowski's genius that with such lack of direct orchestral experience, he was able to make a successful debut.
Wulsin was requested to attend Stokowski's Paris performance to verify his abilities. Stokowski Becomes Conductor in Cincinnati - As a result of his successful debut concerts in Paris and London, reports back to Cincinnati by Lucien Wulsin were favorable, and this, combined with the previous recommendations of Stokowski and his favorable Cincinnati interviews, Stokowski received an offer to become conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony beginning in the season.
The fact that the Cincinnati season would begin in November,only five months after his European debut demonstrates what a difference from today's musical life, when engagements even for new musicians are made years in advance, with few exceptions.
Stokowski conducted his first concert with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on 26 November He was an immediate success, particularly from the impact of the dashing presence he projected and the dynamism he provided to the reconstituted Cincinnati orchestra. During the period in Cincinnati from toStokowski worked assiduously in improving his conducting skills and in building a repertoire of works which he mastered.
Although he arrived in Cincinnati with virtually no experience in conducting a symphony orchestra, his deep talent, his showmanship, and natural leadership abilities led to rapid success.
Stokowski in Cincinnati probably by Somer Studios 43 Stokowski also showed from the beginning a quest for the new and innovative. Even from the beginning Cincinnati concerts, he programmed works of living composers, and his programming mix was stimulating. He also sought to continually expand the orchestra's season, and its travel to other cities.
Louis family home on April 24, Although their marriage became progressively more difficult over the next decade, Olga was a key ingredient in the early success of Stokowski's career, as was recounted above in Stokowski's opportunity for a first concert in Paris, and his appointments in Cincinnati and Philadelphia.
Olga Samaroff at about the time of her marriage to Stokowski During this pre-war period, Stokowski and Samaroff also would spend summers in Bavaria at their Munich villa, immersed in the active cultural, summer music festivals and social life.Paolo Sorrentino Biography.
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