Eugene Ormandy

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Eugene Ormandy (November 18, 1899 – March 12, 1985) was a Hungarian-born conductor and violinist who became internationally famous as the music director and conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The maestro's 44-year-long association with the Philadelphia is one of the longest enjoyed by any conductor with a single orchestra. Under his baton, the Philadelphia had three gold records and won two Grammy Awards.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1950 Sibelius: Finlandia / The Swan of Tuonela / Rachmaninoff: Prelude in C-sharp minor / Prelude in G major / Prelude in G minor Sibelius, Rachmaninoff; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1959 Messiah George Frederick Handel; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Eileen Farrell, Martha Lipton, Davis Cunningham, William Warfield 3
1960 Carmina Burana Carl Orff; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 3
1965 Violin Concertos Sibelius, Walton; Zino Francescatti, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1973 Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68 Johannes Brahms; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1973 The Respighi Album: Five Great Tone Poems Ottorino Respighi; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1975 The Planets Gustav Holst; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 3
1980 Symphony no. 3 "Organ" Saint‐Saëns; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Michael Murray 2
1981 Concerto no. 1 in E minor, op. 11 Chopin; Emanuel Ax, Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra 1
1981 Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Saint-Saëns: Rondo Capriccioso Jean Sibelius, Camille Saint‐Saëns; Dylana Jenson, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 2
1982 Les Preludes / Hungarian Rhapsodies 1 & 2 / Mephisto Waltz Liszt; Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra 1
1982 Violin Concerto, op. 77 Brahms; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Isaac Stern 1
1983 Symphony no. 6 in D minor “Pathétique” Tchaikovsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1983 The Gershwin Album Gershwin; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Philippe Entremont 1
1985 Violin Concerto / Sérénade mélancolique Tchaikovsky; Itzhak Perlman, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 2
1986 Four Legends from the "Kalevala" Sibelius; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1986 Piano Concerto no. 3 Rachmaninoff; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Vladimir Ashkenazy 2
1987 Piano Concerto no. 20 / Piano Concerto no. 27 Mozart; Rudolf Serkin, Columbia Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy 2
1987 Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff: Concertos 2 & 3 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra 1
1988 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on Bald Mountain / Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Borodin; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 2 1
1988 Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff: Concertos no. 1 & 4 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Sergei Rachmaninoff, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra 1
1988 Swan Lake / The Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1988 Violin Concertos Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Jean Sibelius; David Oistrakh, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1989 Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2 Prokofiev; Isaac Stern, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1989 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring / Sleepers, Awake / Sheep May Safely Graze / Minuet in G major Johann Sebastian Bach; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1989 Classical Symphony / Lt. Kije Suite / Love for Three Oranges Suite Prokofiev; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1989 La Mer / Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun / Daphnis et Chloe, Suite no. 2 Debussy, Ravel; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1990 Concierto de Aranjuez / Fantasía para un gentilhombre Joaquín Rodrigo; John Williams, Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, English Chamber Orchestra, Groves 1
1990 Violin Concertos Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky; Isaac Stern, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 3 1
1990 The Sleeping Beauty (excerpts) / The Magic Toy Shop Tchaikovsky, Rossini - Respighi; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 2
1990 Piano Concerto no. 1 / Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky; Emil Gilels, David Oistrakh, Zubin Mehta, Eugene Ormandy 2
1990 Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique / Dukas: The Sorceror's Apprentice / Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain Berlioz, Dukas, Mussorgsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 4
1990 Boléro / Alborada del Gracioso / Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte / La Valse / Daphnis et Chloé / Rapsodie Espagnole Ravel; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1990 Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor / Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor Frédéric Chopin; Emil Gilels, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy / André Watts, New York Philharmonic, Thomas Schippers 1
1990 Symphony no. 2 / Valse Triste / The Swan of Tuonela / Pohjola’s Daughter Jean Sibelius; Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Louis Rosenblatt 1
1990 Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" Tchaikovsky; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1990 Violin Concerto / Cello Concerto Dvořák; Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Eugene Ormandy 2
1991 Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" / Scherzo Capriccioso / Carnival Overture Antonín Dvořák; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1991 Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" / Serenade for Strings Antonín Dvořák; London Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1991 1812 Overture Tchaikovsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 2
1991 Scheherazade / Russian Easter Overture / Capriccio Espagnol Николай Андреевич Римский-Корсаков; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 2
1991 Symphony No. 1 / Haydn Variations / Hungarian Dances Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1991 Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 4 / Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini Rachmaninov; Philippe Entremont, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1992 Violin Concertos Beethoven, Sibelius; Zino Francescatti, David Oistrakh, Bruno Walter, Eugene Ormandy 1
1992 Symphony no. 4 "Romantic" Bruckner; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1992 Concerto for Orchestra / The Miraculous Mandarin / Two Pictures Bartók; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1992 Messiah, HWV 56 (Highlights) Handel; Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1992 The Grand Symphony no. 3 for Organ and Orchestra Camille Saint‐Saëns; Virgil Fox, Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Vladimir Sokolov 1
1992 Violin Concerto / Piano Trio no. 2 Brahms; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Joseph Szigeti, Pablo Casals, Dame Myra Hess 1
1993 Piano Concerto No. 3 Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Владимир Самойлович Горовиц, Eugene Ormandy, New York Philharmonic 2
1993 Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" / Marche Slave / Capriccio Italien Tchaikovsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1993 La Mer / Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune / Danse / Nocturnes Debussy; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1993 Symphony no. 1 "Classical" / Symphony no. 5 Prokofiev; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1994 Symphonies no. 2 & no. 7 Sibelius; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1994 Das Lied von der Erde / Rückert Lieder Gustav Mahler; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1994 Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2 Fryderyk Chopin; Emanuel Ax, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1995 Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on Bald Mountain Mussorgsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1995 The Ride of Valkure, etc. Wagner; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1995 Symphonies no. 1 & 5 Jean Sibelius; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1995 Symphony no. 4 / Fantasy Overture "Romeo and Juliet" Tchaikovsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1996 Favourite Johann Strauss II; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1996 Orchestral Music Richard Wagner; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
1996 Orchestral Works Copland; Eugene Ormandy, Louis Lane, André Previn 2
1996 Peter and The Wolf / Carnival of the Animals / Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Britten; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1997 Der Rosenkavalier Suite / Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite, op. 60 / Die Liebe der Danae, Symphonic Fragment Richard Strauss; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Toronto Symphony, Andrew Davis 1
1997 Requiem Berlioz; Cesare Valletti, Temple University Chorus, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1997 Symphony no. 5 / Symphony no. 6 "Pastoral" / Symphony no. 7 / Symphony no. 8 Beethoven; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1999 Piano Concerto nos. 2 & 3 Sergey Rachmaninov; Sergey Rachmaninov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy 1
1999 Appalachian Spring / Billy the Kid / Rodeo / El Salón México Copland; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1999 Guitar Concertos Joaquín Rodrigo, Stephen Dodgson; John Williams, Eugene Ormandy, Charles Groves 1
1999 The Fantastic Philadelphians The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2000 Symphony no. 15 / Sonata no. 2 Dmitri Shostakovich; Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Emil Gilels 1
2000 Concerto for Orchestra / Two Portraits / The Miraculous Mandarin Béla Bartók; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík, Eugene Ormandy 1
2000 El amor brujo / Nights in the Gardens of Spain / The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite no. 2 de Falla; Eugene Ormandy, Leopold Stokowski, Shirley Verrett 1
2000 The Complete Concerto Recordings, Volume 3 J.S. Bach, Mozart, Kreisler; Fritz Kreisler, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2000 En saga / Pohjola’s Daughter / The Oceanides / Tapiola Sibelius; Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2001 Ormandy Conducts Sibelius: Symphonies no. 4 & no. 7 Sibelius; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2002 Great Conductors of the 20th Century: Eugene Ormandy Eugene Ormandy 1
2003 The Nutcracker: Ballet Suite Tchaikovsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2004 Carmina Burana Carl Orff; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2005 Adagio for Strings: Orchestral and Chamber Works Samuel Barber; New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Thomas Schippers, Eugene Ormandy 1
2006 Piano Concerto No. 3 / Piano Sonata No. 2 Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Horowitz, Eugene Ormandy, New York Philharmonic 1
2010 9th Symphony "Choral" Beethoven; Amara, Chookasian, Alexander, Macurdy, Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Richard P. Condie 1
2011 Sibelius: Finlandia / Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 / Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Sibelius, Grieg, Alfvén; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2011 Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky, Sibelius; Oistrakh, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ormandy 1
Appalachian Spring / The Tender Land / Billy the Kid Copland; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
Classic Collection, Volume 10: Symphony no. 6 “Pathetique” & Romeo and Juliet / Symphony no. 2 Tchaikovsky, Sibelius; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
L'Arlésienne Suites / Carmen Suites Bizet; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole / Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 Lalo, Bruch; Isaac Stern, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 / Grieg: Piano Concerto Grieg, Liszt; Van Cliburn, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
Pini di Roma / Fontane di Roma / Feste romane (unknown recording date) Respighi; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 / Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich, Kabalevsky; Yo‐Yo Ma, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
Sibelius Masterpieces Jean Sibelius; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Anshel Brusilow, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
The Miraculous Mandarin / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Bartók; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
Violin Concertos Brahms, Dvořák; Isaac Stern, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf Prokofiev; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, David Bowie 5 5
1984 Greatest Hits Sibelius; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1984 Greatest Hits (CBS Masterworks Composers’ Greatest Hits) Georges Bizet; Mormon Tabernacle Choir, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Columbia Symphony, André Kostelanetz, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1984 Ride of the Valkyries: Wagner's Greatest Hits (Philadelphia Orchestra feat. conductor Eugene Ormandy) Wagner; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1

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