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Eugene Ormandy made some remarkable recordings in his early years with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and this week we continue our journey through these wonderful historic documents in brand new transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn.
There are first symphonies from Beethoven and Sibelius, plus works by Telemann, Mozart, and Enescu and even more Sibelius: Sibelius was one of Ormandy’s specialties throughout his career. He had already recorded the First Symphony in Minneapolis on ten sides, but re-made the set only six years later in Philadelphia on eight longer sides in a somewhat faster (but not by much!) reading. The recordings of the three tone poems were done for an album celebrating the composer’s 75th birthday.