Eugene Ormandy (Ormandy Eugene)( American conductor and artistic director of the Philadelphia Orchestra.)
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Known for its magnificent romantic interpretations of works by Beethoven, Schumann and Richard Strauss, at the same time contributed to the emergence in the symphonic repertoire includes a large number of contemporary works.
Jeno Blau (this is the real name of the conductor) was born November 18, 1899 in Budapest. At the age of five he entered the Royal Academy of Music until 1914 and made several trips to Europe as a violin prodigy. In 1921 came to the United States, his first job in this country was the position of concertmaster in the orchestra of the theater 'Capitol' in New York. In 1925 he was appointed director of the orchestra. In 1931-1936 Ormandy - chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Minneapolis, then a second conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, which at that time was headed by L. Stokowski. In 1938 the management team took over Ormandy, and under his leadership, the orchestra spent a lot of touring, including a long trip through Europe and the Soviet Union in 1958 and in China in 1973. Ormandy remained at his post until 1980. Energetic style of conducting and sensitivity to the orchestral colors provided the musician worldwide recognition and won him many awards. Died Ormandy in Philadelphia March 12, 1985.