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Stokowski and the Organ

Rollin Smith
2005

292 pp.

22 illustrations

ISBN: 978-1576471036

hardback $46.00

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Leopold Stokowski began his career in England as an organist and choirmaster. This first major study of Stokowski�s early years covers his education at the Royal College of Music his church posts in London and his three years spent as director of music at New York�s prestigious St. Bartholomew�s Church. An examination of the programs of his organ recitals (played on the third largest organ in America) a list of his repertoire facsimiles of his original choral works an analysis of his Aeolian player organ roll of Bach� s Passacaglia and a detailed study of his famous orchestral transcriptions of Bach�s organ works reveals a new and unique insight into Stokowski's unparalleled career in music.

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