Please note the upcoming event to be presented in the Performing Arts Reading Room (LM 113) in the Madison Building at the Library of Congres: STOKOWSKI: THE NBC YEARS The inaugural talk for 2004 will feature Al Schlachtmeyer discussing his recent finds of rare Leopold Stokowski broadcast performances from the NBC Radio collection at the Library of Congress. From late 1941 until early 1944, Leopold Stokowski replaced Arturo Toscanini as the dominant leader of the NBC Symphony. The Stokowski years at NBC were exciting and distinctive. Fresh from his starring role in Walt Disney's "Fantasia," the younger British-born conductor introduced new repertoire and championed contemporary music. His indulgent, expressive style formed a fascinating contrast to that of his more rigid predecessor. Featured in excellent sound will be extended excerpts from unfamiliar as well as previously unknown Stokowski/NBC recordings. Wednesday, February 4, 2004 7:00 P.M. Recorded Sound Reference Center LM113 Madison building FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Details: Bryan Cornell (202) 707-8466 Sponsored by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter.