Find the best quotes by Eugene Ormandy.
With us tonight is William Warfield, who is with us tonight. He is a wonderful man, and so is his wife.
Why do you always insist on playing while I’m trying to conduct?
There is a shadow on every page.
Tonight I’m going to listen with my ears.
The notes are right, but if I listened they would be wrong.
Let me explain what I do here. I don’t want to confuse you any more than absolutely necessary.
It is not together, but the ensemble is perfect.
It’s all very well to have principles, but when it comes to money you have to be flexible.
I’m one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. I’m just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them…
I wrote it the right way, so it was copied the wrong way right. I mean the right way wrong.
I told him he’d have a heart attack a year ago, but unfortunately he lived a year longer.
I never say what I mean, but I always manage to say something similar.
I don’t mean to make you nervous, but unfortunately I have to.
I can conduct better than I count.
During the rests – pray.
Even when you are not playing you are holding me back.
Death is an awful thing. I don’t believe in it myself.
It is not as difficult as I thought it was, but it is harder than it is.
It’s hot as hell as can be.
If you don’t have it in your part, leave it out, because there is enough missing already.
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