Stokowski, Leopold. (1882-1977)

"World's Most Famous Hands in Action" - 3 Original 1936 Photographs

Stunning set of three original action photographs of the great conductor, shown during recordings for Paramount's "The Big Broadcast of 1937." Original press captions on the verso of each explain Stokowski's gestures: he calls for "more and richer vibrato tone" in the cellos, "gives a cue to his brilliant brass section," and "eases off the intensity of sound from one section of his famous orchestra, and guides the playing of another..." Dated 1936 below the image. A great set showcasing the conductor's elegant and dramatic gestures. 

One of three has a chip at the lower right corner and slight damage to the upper edge; otherwise all crisp images in fine condition. Each 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.3 cm).  (13130)

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Classical Music