A Centennial Celebration
Curated by Marjorie
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
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.
Last update: Thursday, 16-Jun-2011 14:00:24 EDT