Eugene Ormandy

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Noun1.Eugene Ormandy - United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1899-1985)
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In 1985, conductor Eugene Ormandy, director of the Philadelphia Orchestra for more than four decades, died at age 85.
They include live performances of L'Apres Midi d'un Faune and an excerpt from Iberia by the Munich Philharmonic conducted by Sergiu Celibidache; La Mer excerpts with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra; Reflets dans l'eau played (with score) by Sviatoslav Richter (who is also credited with playing two Preludes used elsewhere); the second movement of the String Quartet (played by the Brodsky Quartet); and Zoltan Kocis playing Golliwog's Cakewalk.
After graduating from Curtis in 1946, he made his debut with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
There is also a third version of the complete ballet music scored for large orchestra, which Copland made in 1954 for Eugene Ormandy.
The President made a good choice, maybe because he knew and liked Eugene Ormandy, Ormandy proved to be a great choice, not only because he was a great musician and conductor, but because he proved amazingly flexible in living within the boundaries of unexpected and undefined political restrictions that might have been rejected by many prima donna maestros, to say nothing of orchestra managements and unions.
Rostropovich is dazzling in the cello concerto and much better disciplined than in his later performances, perhaps because the composer was at the recording sessions in 1959 with the great Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy captured in excellent stereo sound.
His success in the competition led to his debut at Carnegie Hall in 1947, performing Schumann's Piano Concerto with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Other major performers and conductors include Kathleen Battle, Enrico Caruso, Robert Merrill, Sherrill Milnes, Birgit Nilsson, Jessye Norman, Eugene Ormandy, Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Samuel Ramey, Kiri Te Kanawa, Dawn Upshaw, Frederica von Stade, and Bruno Walter.
Harve Presnell had gone on a sports scholarship to the University of Southern California to study voice, and made such progress that he recorded the baritone role in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana under Eugene Ormandy.
I can still remember my excitement as I donned a set of headphones in the BYU library and heard the quiet opening notes emerge out of the background noise of the well-worn LP, which was probably Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra.
In this endeavor, Cooke had the backing of Mahler's widow, Alma, and since the mid-1960s, when Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra made the first recording of the piece, the symphony has had notable advocates, most recently Simon Rattle.
Conductors with whom he has collaborated include James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, Eugene Ormandy and Mstislav Rostropovich.