The All-American Youth Orchestra

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Stokowski's contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra had lapsed in 1940. So, he announced the creation of a new All-american Youth Orchestra and conducted auditions during April, May, and early June 1940. Stokowski auditioned perhaps 1000 young musicians from a much larger pre-screed group across the United States, selecting 90 players. To these young players, Stokowski added a number of key 'ringers' - experienced Philadelphia Orchestra musicians - to form his All-American Youth Orchestra. The first rehearsal took place in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 8 July 1940. After two weeks of rehearsal in Atlantic City in June and July, on 26 July 1940 at midnight, the All-American Youth Orchestra set sail on the SS Uruguay for South America. During August and September, 1940 they toured Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo), Argentina (Buenos Aires), and Uruguay (Montevideo).

Stokowski had been an exclusive Victor recording artist since his first recording in 1917. When NBC decided to fund Toscanini's South American tour, but not to fund the 1940 tour which Stokowski was planning, he approached Columbia Records. William Paley agreed to pay for Stokowski's 1940 South American tour in return for Stokowski's agreement to record for Columbia Records. Stokowski had an exclusive contract with Victor for recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra, but no such contract covered this new All-American Youth Orchestra. So, Stokowski became a Columbia Records recording artist. Stokowski and the All-American Youth Orchestra recorded for Columbia Records even before embarking for their Latin American tour. On 24 July 1940 in Columbia's Liederkranz Hall on 30th Street in New York City, Stokowski and the 1940 AAYO recorded two patriotic sides: The Star-Spangled Banner and Irving Berlin's God Bless America, both as arranged by Stokowski. The "Pledge of Allegiance" spoken before the Star-Spangled Banner was spoken by legendary (later) producer Goddard Lieberson.
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M-427, MM 427 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Love Music From Tristan Und Isolde album art Wagner* : Leopold Stokowski conducting The All-American Youth Orchestra Wagner* : Leopold Stokowski conducting The All-American Youth Orchestra - Love Music From Tristan Und Isolde(3xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks M-427, MM 427 US 1940 Sell This Version
MX-219 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Toccata And Fugue In D Minor album art The All American Orchestra*, Leopold Stokowski , Conductor - Bach* The All American Orchestra*, Leopold Stokowski , Conductor - Bach* - Toccata And Fugue In D Minor(2xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks MX-219 US 1940 Sell This Version
Set M-477, MM 477 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Peter And The Wolf album art Prokofiev* : Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All American Orchestra* Narrator Basil Rathbone Prokofiev* : Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All American Orchestra* Narrator Basil Rathbone - Peter And The Wolf (Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks Set M-477, MM 477 US 1941 Sell This Version
M-432, AM-432, MM-432, MM 432 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Symphony No. 6 In B Minor (Pathétique) album art Tchaikovsky*, Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All-American Youth Orchestra Tchaikovsky*, Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All-American Youth Orchestra - Symphony No. 6 In B Minor (Pathétique) (Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks M-432, AM-432, MM-432, MM 432 US 1941 Sell This Version
M-511, MM 511 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Pictures At An Exhibition album art Mussorgsky* ; Leopold Stokowski and The All-American Orchestra* Mussorgsky* ; Leopold Stokowski and The All-American Orchestra* - Pictures At An Exhibition(4xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks M-511, MM 511 US 1941 Sell This Version
M-485 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Symphony No. 8 In B Minor ('Unfinished') album art Schubert* : Leopold Stokowski conducting The All American Orchestra* Schubert* : Leopold Stokowski conducting The All American Orchestra* - Symphony No. 8 In B Minor ('Unfinished')(3xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks M-485 US 1941 Sell This Version
X-235 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Tales Of Our Countryside album art Henry Cowell / Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All-American Orchestra* Henry Cowell / Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All-American Orchestra* - Tales Of Our Countryside(2xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks X-235 US 1941 Sell This Version
MX 174, X-174, 17236-D, 17237-D The All-American Youth Orchestra - Bolero album art Ravel* : Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All American Orchestra* Ravel* : Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All American Orchestra* - Bolero (Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MX 174, X-174, 17236-D, 17237-D US 1942 Sell This Version
MM 516 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Boris Godounov: Symphonic Synthesis album art Mussorgsky* / Leopold Stokowski, The All-American Orchestra* Mussorgsky* / Leopold Stokowski, The All-American Orchestra* - Boris Godounov: Symphonic Synthesis(3xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia MM 516 US 1942 Sell This Version
ML 4038 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Peter And The Wolf / Treasure Island album art Prokofiev*, Basil Rathbone, Leopold Stokowski, All-American Orchestra*, Robert Louis Stevenson Prokofiev*, Basil Rathbone, Leopold Stokowski, All-American Orchestra*, Robert Louis Stevenson - Peter And The Wolf / Treasure Island (Album) Columbia Masterworks ML 4038 US 1949 Sell This Version
GHCD 2428 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Violin Concerto / Finlandia / The Swan Of Tuonela / Valse Triste / Berceuse / Symphony N°7 album art Leopold Stokowski / Jascha Heifetz / Sibelius* / The Philadelphia Orchestra / The All-American Youth Orchestra Leopold Stokowski / Jascha Heifetz / Sibelius* / The Philadelphia Orchestra / The All-American Youth Orchestra - Violin Concerto / Finlandia / The Swan Of Tuonela / Valse Triste / Berceuse / Symphony N°7(CD, Album, Mono, RM) Guild Historical GHCD 2428 Switzerland 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

11481-D The All-American Youth Orchestra - Invitation To The Dance, Op. 65 album art Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All American Orchestra*, Weber* Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All American Orchestra*, Weber* - Invitation To The Dance, Op. 65 Columbia 11481-D US 1940 Sell This Version
11640-D The All-American Youth Orchestra - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 album art Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All-American Orchestra* Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All-American Orchestra* - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Columbia Masterworks 11640-D US 1941 Sell This Version
11713-D The All-American Youth Orchestra - Guaracho / Scherzo album art Leopold Stokowski Conducting All-American Orchestra* Leopold Stokowski Conducting All-American Orchestra* - Guaracho / Scherzo(Shellac, 12") Columbia Masterworks 11713-D US 1941 Sell This Version
19005-D The All-American Youth Orchestra - Flight Of The Bumble Bee / Humoresque album art Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All-American Orchestra* Leopold Stokowski Conducting The All-American Orchestra* - Flight Of The Bumble Bee / Humoresque(Shellac, 10") Columbia Masterworks 19005-D US 1941 Sell This Version
LOX-599 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Come, Sweet Death  album art Leopold Stokowski With The All American Orchestra* Leopold Stokowski With The All American Orchestra* - Come, Sweet Death (Shellac, 12") Columbia LOX-599 Australia 1941 Sell This Version
11983-D The All-American Youth Orchestra - Midsummer Night's Dream-Scherzo / Preludio album art Felix Mendelssohn*, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Stokowski, All-American Orchestra* Felix Mendelssohn*, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Stokowski, All-American Orchestra* - Midsummer Night's Dream-Scherzo / Preludio(Shellac, 12") Columbia Masterworks 11983-D US 1942 Sell This Version

Compilations

8.112019 The All-American Youth Orchestra - Bach-Stokowski Transcriptions • Vol. 2 album art Bach*, Leopold Stokowski, Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra*, The Philadelphia Orchestra, All-American Youth Orchestra* Bach*, Leopold Stokowski, Leopold Stokowski Symphony Orchestra*, The Philadelphia Orchestra, All-American Youth Orchestra* - Bach-Stokowski Transcriptions • Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Mono) Naxos Historical 8.112019 USA, Canada & Europe 2009 Sell This Version