Suddenly I was in the right tempo - but it wasn't.— Eugene Ormandy
The most revolutionary Eugene Ormandy quotes to get the best of your day
I'm conducting slowly because I don't know the tempo.
Accelerando means in tempo. Don't rush.
Bizet was a very young man when he composed this symphony, so play it softly.
At every concert I've sensed a certain insecurity about the tempo. It's clearly marked 80...uh, 69.
[conductor Eugene Ormandy introduces Warfield to the audience in an unintentionally humorous way:] With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife.
Beauty is less important than quality.
I told him he'd have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.
Thank you for your cooperation and vice versa.
There was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.
Don't ever follow me, because I am difficult.
We can't hear the balance yet because the soloist is still on the airplane.
Let me explain what I do here. I don't want to confuse you any more than absolutely necessary.
Write it down in your own handwriting.
I don't mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.
Please follow me because I have to follow him and he isn't here.
Intonation is important, especially when it is cold.
That's the way Stravinsky was. Bup, bup, bup, bup. The poor guy's dead now. Play it legato.
Something went wrong. It was correct when I studied it.
Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct?
It has no rhythm, but it will because it's so much faster.
This is one bar you should take home.
Muti is going to do the Alpine Symphony this year.
He will do it well because it is not very well known.
The notes are right, but if I listened they would be wrong.
Long note? Yes. Make it seem short.
Think of your girlfriend or boyfriend or whomever you want to.
I know this music from memory, not from the music.
That was perfect. It was just the opposite from what I said yesterday.
Watch me closely - only one can spoil it.
There is a number missing. I can see it.
We have to play it longer because there are no numbers or letters.
I always feel I do it too slow, but then others do it faster.
It's difficult to remember when you haven't played it before.
That's the way it was every time I studied it.
Why do you always start after my beat then rush to catch up? Do you want us to stay behind?
Brass, stay down all summer.
I was trying to help you, so I was beating wrong.
The next movement is still in the factory.
Let's start at 35 because I don't know where it is.
Yes, the mutes are already on. You took them off in the beginning.
After two minutes after this time, and I am already there.
Congratulations to each and every one of you for the concert last night in New York and vice versa.
Don't think you are looking at me because you are not.
It is not together, but the ensemble is perfect.
More basses, because you are so far away.
Without him here, it is impossible to know how fast he will play it, approximately.