Suddenly I was in the right tempo - but it wasn't.

— Eugene Ormandy

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I'm conducting slowly because I don't know the tempo.

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Accelerando means in tempo. Don't rush.

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

50

[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.

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

48

Beauty is less important than quality.

46

I told him he'd have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.

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Thank you for your cooperation and vice versa.

10

There was confusion since I stood here 35 years ago.

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Don't ever follow me, because I am difficult.

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

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

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About Eugene Ormandy

Quotes 74 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

Write it down in your own handwriting.

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

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Please follow me because I have to follow him and he isn't here.

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Intonation is important, especially when it is cold.

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That's the way Stravinsky was. Bup, bup, bup, bup. The poor guy's dead now. Play it legato.

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Something went wrong. It was correct when I studied it.

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

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It has no rhythm, but it will because it's so much faster.

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This is one bar you should take home.

3

Muti is going to do the Alpine Symphony this year.

He will do it well because it is not very well known.

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The notes are right, but if I listened they would be wrong.

3

Long note? Yes. Make it seem short.

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Think of your girlfriend or boyfriend or whomever you want to.

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I know this music from memory, not from the music.

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That was perfect. It was just the opposite from what I said yesterday.

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Watch me closely - only one can spoil it.

3

There is a number missing. I can see it.

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We have to play it longer because there are no numbers or letters.

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I always feel I do it too slow, but then others do it faster.

3

It's difficult to remember when you haven't played it before.

3

That's the way it was every time I studied it.

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Why do you always start after my beat then rush to catch up? Do you want us to stay behind?

3

Brass, stay down all summer.

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I was trying to help you, so I was beating wrong.

3

The next movement is still in the factory.

3

Let's start at 35 because I don't know where it is.

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Yes, the mutes are already on. You took them off in the beginning.

3

After two minutes after this time, and I am already there.

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Congratulations to each and every one of you for the concert last night in New York and vice versa.

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Don't think you are looking at me because you are not.

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It is not together, but the ensemble is perfect.

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More basses, because you are so far away.

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Without him here, it is impossible to know how fast he will play it, approximately.

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I am thinking it right but beating it wrong.

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I can see none of you are smugglers; that's why it's so loud.

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Serkin was so sick he almost died for three days.

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Did you play? It sounded very good.

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