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Live and badly recorded

Ormandy and the Philadelphia were known for their strings and lush interpretations. Here, the strings literally shriek (Barber's Adagio), and the sound of the recording is flat. This is also a live recording, which is fine for those who want that instead of a studio production, but the coughs and other sounds are here intrusive. This is the 3rd time I have bought a work on iTunes where the fact that it was a live recording was not indicated. It would be a service if they would.




Born: November 18, 1899 in Budapest, Hungary

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Over a period of four decades, from the 1940s until the beginning of the '80s, Eugene Ormandy was a mainstay of the classical music world. As music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra for more than 40 years, beginning in 1938, he was one of the most popular conductors in America, and his recordings with that orchestra on the Columbia Masterworks label consistently outsold by a wide margin the recordings of the admittedly superior New York Philharmonic under Dimitri Mitropoulos. Ormandy was a supremely...
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  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jun 07, 2006

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