Penn Library

Eugene Ormandy
A Centennial Celebration

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

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Bach by Ormandy

Audio excerpt of Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue, recorded in 1961 at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Passacaglia and Fugue for organ, C minor
Pencil manuscript score

Ormandy's arrangements of works for orchestra number close to thirty-five, and while several were published in his lifetime, most exist only in manuscript in the Eugene Ormandy Collection of Scores. The arrangements offer insight into both Ormandy's concept of orchestral sound and the process he followed in creating his transcriptions. The latter is, in fact, well-documented in his collection, which includes scores of works in their original form that bear Ormandy's markings, as well as his completed arrangements, often in multiple versions.

Columbia Records, recorded 1960

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