They include live performances of L'Apres Midi d'un Faune and an excerpt from Iberia by the Munich Philharmonic conducted by Sergiu Celibidache; La Mer excerpts with Eugene Ormandy
conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra; Reflets dans l'eau played (with score) by Sviatoslav Richter (who is also credited with playing two Preludes used elsewhere); the second movement of the String Quartet (played by the Brodsky Quartet); and Zoltan Kocis playing Golliwog's Cakewalk.
Willard and her sister, Ann Lizette Weiss, now of California, had front row seats for such musical luminaries as basso opera star Jerome Hines, violinist Fritz Kreisler and Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Eugene Ormandy
SO how does he feel about stepping into the shoes of such esteemed figures as Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy
, and Riccardo Muti?
Rostropovich is dazzling in the cello concerto and much better disciplined than in his later performances, perhaps because the composer was at the recording sessions in 1959 with the great Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy
captured in excellent stereo sound.
He earned his bachelor's degree (1963) from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying under Mason Jones and playing with the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy
They cover Sir Adrian Boult, Albert Coates, Carlo Maria Giulini, Erich Kleiber, Paul Kletzki, Otto Klemperer, Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch, Leopold Stokowski, Vaclav Talich, Eugene Ormandy
, Carl Schuricht, and Bruno Walter.
Joseph Rezits made his professional debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy
conducting, Shortly after his graduation from The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Isabelle Vengerova.
, in his many years with the Philadelphia Orchestra, is the best example of the Kapellmeister, as contrasted to the flashier talents of, say, a Fritz Reiner, Georg Szell, or Leonard Bernstein.
, like many other conductors, was a most vocal soloist in rehearsals, giving directions to his musicians and expressing opinions on nearly everything--all in his uniquely idiomatic English.
There, his most influential professor was Julius Herford, who had taught Eugene Ormandy
and Leonard Bernstein.
announced he would retire as musical director of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the end of the season, ending a 44- year association with the orchestra.
Please remain on the line, relax and enjoy a recording of Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, Opus 64, featuring soloist Isaac Stern with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Eugene Ormandy