American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Ormandy, Eugene 1899-1985. Hungarian-born American conductor who directed the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1938 to 1980.
- n. United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1899-1985)
“I did, however, know about the great conductor Eugene Ormandy, just like everyone else in the Philadelphia area.”
“Eugene Ormandy (Columbia, 1973, vinyl) This one's for my Awesomely Stodgy side.”
“The lush, string-centric sound that Stokowski and Ormandy cultivated in Philadelphia for decades has been replaced by a leaner, more protean sonority.”
“Eugene Ormandy and Van Cliburn steered clear of Boston during Steinberg's tenure because of what he had written about them in the past.”
“For decades, Bartoks students, as well as other products of Budapests Franz Liszt Academy, among them Fritz Reiner, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy, Georg Solti, and Antal Dorati, created the sound of the worlds great orchestras.”
“Granted, the Yo-Yo Ma Bach cello suites didn't really need a rerelease, but the Columbia Bruno Walter Das Lied, the Ormandy performance of the first Cooke completion of the Mahler 10th, and a few other discs probably did need a rerelease.”
“Nowadays performances of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 7 are pretty rare - even though Semyon Bogatyryov reconstructed it in 1957, and Eugeme Ormandy recorded it with the Philadelphia Orchestra.”
“Mehta's own association with the organization goes back 50 years, to a night in 1961 when, at age 25, he filled in for ailing conductor Eugene Ormandy.”
“The Philadelphia Orchestra, which rose to national prominence under conductors Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy, has traditionally been considered one of the "Big Five" American orchestras along with those in New York, Chicago, Boston and Cleveland.”
“There were classic accounts of works conducted by Thomas Beecham and Eugene Ormandy; newer renditions featuring the conductors Osmo Vanska and Okko Kamu; copious anthologies with names like "100 Best Classical Masterpieces" and "Classical Love Collection"; and even a vintage recording of Leoncavallo's”
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