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Top Quotes by conductor Eugene Ormandy as gleaned from Classical Music for Dummies. May be funnier to those orchestra dorks out there.

Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985) was a famous conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Over the years, the orchestra's players kept track of his funniest utterances.



'Who is sitting in that empty chair?'

'I guess you thought I was conducting, but I wasn't.'

'Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?'

'It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.' [I'm still trying to figure that one out.]

'At every concert I've sensed a certain insecurity about the tempo. It's clearly marked 80...er, uh, 69.'

'Did you play? It sounded very good.'

'If you don't have it in your part, leave it out, because there is enough missing already.'

'We can't hear the balance yet because the soloist is still on the airplane.'

'With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife.'

'Bizet was a very young man when he composed this symphony, so play it soft.'

'I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.'

'Serkin was so sick he almost died for three days.'

'Let me explain what I do here. I don't want to confuse you any more than absolutely necessary.'

'I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.'

'Relax. Don't be nervous. My God, it's the Philadelphia Orchestra.'

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veijukka
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
*snicker*
spkn4_4ever
Apr. 28th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm not an Orchestra nerd and I thought it was flippin' hilarious!
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