The RCM library contains a wealth of material.
Click on the links below to search its collections and catalogues.
The Opperby-Stokowski Collection
Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) was a leading 20th century conductor, pioneer of new music and recorded sound, arranger of major works and one time RCM pupil.
Preben Opperby was a Danish school teacher who collected Stokowskiana and bequeathed his collection to the RCM. In recent times the collection has been enhanced by donations of material from the Stokowski Society.
The collection consists of pictures, music, recordings, press cuttings, articles, artifacts, books etc. The collection is searchable within the main library catalogue (Click collection tab and Select Opperby/Stokowski – other filters can also be applied)
You can read more about the collection by downloading the PDF below. This is based on a paper given at the IAML Conference, Moscow, 2010.
Opperby-Stokowski image gallery
Conversation between Stokowski and Opperby
Conversation between Sir Keith Faulkner and Preben Opperby