Conductors: Hungarian's Rhapsody

He used to say that he wanted to die on the podium. "But that would be too embarrassing for the concertmaster. He would have to carry me off the stage. Now I say that I would like to die in my dressing room just after giving the greatest conducting performance of my life."

Coming from Eugene Ormandy, this means one of the greatest performances that any conductor has ever given anywhere. For at 65, Ormandy accepts no living conductor as his superior. This year he is celebrating his 30th anniversary with the Philadelphia...

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