Leopold Stokowski makes his Carnegie Hall debut on January 21, conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra.
By the time of his final Carnegie Hall appearance in 1972, just nine days shy of his 90th birthday, Stokowski had conducted nearly 450 concerts at the Hall, leading the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Symphony of the Air, American Symphony Orchestra, and others. Always a tireless champion of new music, Stokowski gave nearly 150 premieres at Carnegie Hall, including the world premiere of Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 4 in 1965, and the US premiere of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6 in 1949.
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