Penn Library

Hidden in Plain Sight:
Musical Treasures in the Penn Library

Curated by Marjorie Hassen

Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
University of Pennsylvania

Leopold Stokowski Collection

Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
London: J. Curwen, 1921
Score marked by Leopold Stokowski

Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Typed Letter Signed to Leopold Stokowski
24 September 1952
In: Leopold Stokowski Collection of Scores
Ms. Coll. 350, Box 227

The Leopold Stokowski Collection of Scores includes over 900 scores and sets of parts marked by the conductor for performance. He typically treated his scores as scrapbooks, pasting in postcards, photos, related texts, and letters. Stokowski's curiosity about the Tallis theme on which Vaughan Williams had based his Fantasia led him to query the composer about its provenance. Vaughan Williams response is preserved in the conductor's score of the work.

Table of Contents
Manuscript Collections:
Manuscript Collections:
Sheet Music
Conducting Scores
Music Manuscripts:
15th-18th Centuries
Music Manuscripts:
19th & 20th Centuries
Landmarks of Music Theory

Leopold Stokowski, 1882-1977
Audition Records, ca. 1966
In: Leopold Stokowski Papers
Ms. Coll. 381, Box 10

During his tenure as conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra, from 1962 to 1972, Leopold Stokowski held daily auditions in his apartment as he search for the most talented young musicians he could find. He maintained records of these sessions, indicating his impressions of the audition and the suitability of each performer for a position in the Orchestra. Exhibited here are two pages from Stokowski's binder that date from the mid-1960s.

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