Barber, Gershwin, Harris, Stravinsky: Ormandy in Russia (Vol. 2)
Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra
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||Firebird Suite||Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra||20:58||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Adagio for Strings||Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra||7:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||An American in Paris||Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra||17:55||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 3||Eugene Ormandy & The Philadelphia Orchestra||15:45||Album Only||View in iTunes|
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.
BAD AT ANY PRICE
MONO RECORDING?, ARE YOU KIDDING.
Born: November 18, 1899 in Budapest, Hungary
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s