Penn Library

Eugene Ormandy
A Centennial Celebration

Curated by Marjorie Hassen
Otto E. Albrecht Music Library
University of Pennsylvania

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Eugene Ormandy's Beginnings at the Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia Orchestra program schedule for the 1936-37 concert season,
Ormandy's first as co-conductor of the Orchestra with Leopold Stokowski

Review of Ormandy's first concert as co-coductor of the Philadlephia Orchestra
Philadelphia Public Ledger, 10 October 1936

Jose Iturbi, Ormandy, and RCA District Manager Dean Lewis
at an RCA display highlighting Ormandy's first recordings with the Philadlephia Orchestra
Denver, 7 May 1937
Photographer: O. Roach

Ormandy made his first recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra in December of 1936 on the RCA Victor label. The following spring RCA sponsored the Orchestra's second transcontinental tour, which was to be the first of many such undertakings for Ormandy. With conducting duties shared by Josi Iturbi (who also appeared as piano soloist), Ormandy and the Orchestra traveled to seventeen cities in a three-week period, offering twenty-three concerts.

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