Penn Library

Eugene Ormandy
A Centennial Celebration

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

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Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
Symphony no. 7, op. 70, D minor
Prague: Artia, 1955
Conducting score, marked for performance by Ormandy
Ormandy's reorchestration of the final measures of Dvorák's 7th Symphony provides an example of Ormandy's use of doublings that is clearly audible on the Philadelphia Orchestra's recording of the work. In this case, his manipulation of the orchestration (visible in the score) serves to heighten the dramatic effect of the symphony's cadence.

Eugene Ormandy
Letter to Jesse Taynton
7 September 1976
In this letter to then Orchestra Librarian Jesse Taynton, Ormandy lists all of the inserts that were to be made for the instrumental parts of Dvorák's 7th Symphony.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony no. 8, op. 93, F major
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Hätel, n.d.
This score provides a clear example of Ormandy's instrumental additions: he has added two horns, three trombones, and tuba, all of which double existing lines of the work.
Audio excerpt of Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony no. 8, recorded in 1961 at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia

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