Posts Tagged ‘Eugene Ormandy’
Newsletter article by Douglas Blackstone
Conductors Good & Bad, or at all? By Douglas Blackstone When I was an active member of a symphony orchestra, I often got the question: “What does the conductor really do?” This was asked with the notion that it was difficult for the average concert attendee and listener to quantify a conductor’s actual contribution to […]
A Rocking First Time!
My father was not a fan of television, so as a child I spent a good deal of time in front of a record player listening to my mother’s classical and folk music. There are photographs of me as a 4 year old sitting in my rocking chair, holding my beloved stuffed dog listening intently […]
My mother’s favorite recording of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is the 1960 performance with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She fancies tenor Rudolf Petrak’s roasting swan. As a five year old this album cover elicited delicious terror in me and so did the music! As it played, I studied the cover shivering at the […]