EUGENE ORMANDY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1958 - HFSID 264911
EUGENE ORMANDY Vintage sepia-toned bust photo of conductor Eugene Ormandy in a tie and pinstriped suit, signed "in appreciation for her fine co-operation and friendship" in 1958 Photograph inscribed and signed: "For Mrs. Hazel Moore,/in appreciation for/her fine co-operation/and friendship/Eugene Ormandy/1958
Sale Price $658.75
Vintage sepia-toned bust photo of conductor Eugene Ormandy in a tie and pinstriped suit, signed "in appreciation for her fine co-operation and friendship" in 1958
Photograph inscribed and signed: "For Mrs. Hazel Moore,/in appreciation for/her fine co-operation/and friendship/Eugene Ormandy/1958". B/w with sepia hue, 8x10. Photographer's imprint at lower left edge. Renowned as the Conductor of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra for an unprecedented 44 years, Ormandy (1899-1985), born Eugene Ormandy in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, now Hungary, had begun his musical career as a violinist. After making his U. S. concert debut in 1924, he joined CBS, becoming one of radio's first important conductors. In 1931, Ormandy was asked to replace Arturo Toscanini, who was scheduled to make a guest appearance with the Philadelphia Symphony but had taken ill. Ormandy became an overnight sensation following his performance. He was named Associate Conductor of the Symphony in 1936 and permanent Conductor in 1938. Under his direction, the Philadelphia Symphony became the first U. S. symphony to perform in the People's Republic of China. For his contributions to American music, Ormandy was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1970 and was a Kennedy Center honoree in 1982. He retired as Conductor Emeritus in 1980, five years before his death. Defects from original negative have reproduced on print, vertical striation touches facial image. Lightly soiled at lower blank margin. Overall, fine condition.
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