Leopold Stokowski conducting Bruckner

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One can only imagine what a Bruckner Symphony would sound like in the hands of conductor, Leopold Stokowski. That thought came to the fore recently when a concert program from the Philadelphia Orchestra verified a performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 4. The concert took place exactly one hundred years ago on October 30 & 31 of 1914.

Bruckner's Romantic Symphony was the first work on the program followed after intermission with the Violin Concerto by Edouard Lalo followed by the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 by Franz Liszt - exactly the opposite order in which the works would be performed today.