Eugene Ormandy Autograph

Eugene Ormandy (born Jenő Blau; November 18, 1899 – March 12, 1985) was a Hungarian-born American conductor and violinist, best known for his association with the Philadelphia Orchestra, as its music director. His 44-year association with the orchestra is one of the longest enjoyed by any conductor with any American orchestra. Ormandy made numerous recordings with the orchestra, and as guest conductor with European orchestras, and achieved three gold records and two Grammy Awards. His reputation was as a skilled technician and expert orchestral builder. More about Eugene Ormandy

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Current items with a signature of Eugene Ormandy

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thumbnailCONDUCTOR Eugene Ormandy autograph, signed concert programme$64.47logo
thumbnailConductor EUGENE ORMANDY Signed Photo$70.00logo
thumbnailEugene Ormandy Autographed Cut Philadelphia Orchestra GRAMMY GOLD RECORDS JSA$99.99logo
thumbnailEugene Ormandy Signed New York Philharmonic Program$69.00logo
thumbnailEugene Ormandy Violinist Signed 1964 FDC$55.00logo
thumbnailEUGENE ORMANDY, conductor Signed Cut 1956$20.99logo
Ormandy was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, as Jenő Blau, the son of Jewish parents Benjamin Blau, a dentist and amateur violinist, and Rozália Berger. His musical talents emerged early. Blau received his first violin lessons from his father at the age of three and a half and was proficient enough as a violinist to enter the Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music at the age of five, being the youngest student to date. From 1909 a student of Jenő Hubay, he passed the finals in chamber music and in violin in spring of 1915. From 1917 Blau undertook first tours in Hungary and Germany; among other things as concertmaster of the Berlin Blüthner Orchestra. In 1918 he became briefly professor for violin at his old university. From 1917 to 1920 he also completed a degree in philosophy. Motivated by promises made by a dubious impresario, he emigrated to the US in 1921.

Until 1918 Ormandy used the stage name "Eugen Blau" in public performances, "Eugen" being the German equivalent of "Jenő". About 1919, after the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he used "Jenő B. Ormándy". At the time of his arrival in America in 1921, he was using "Jeno Blau", but by 1925 he was going by "Eugene Ormandy". The origin of the surname "Ormandy" is uncertain. Speculation that it was either his middle name or that of his mother appears to be unfounded. His father changed his surname to "Ormándi" on March 22, 1937, a few weeks before emigrating to the United States. Read even more about Eugene Ormandy at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Eugene Ormandy

The most expensive item with a signature of Eugene Ormandy (EUGENE ORMANDY - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED EARLY PHOTOGRAPH 1924 Rare.) was sold in September 2021 for $349.00 while the cheapest item (Mrs Eugene Ormandy Violinist Conductor Autographed Signed Card 1944) found a new owner for $3.26 in June 2012. The month with the most items sold (2) was February 2021 with an average selling price of $21.24 for an autographed item of Eugene Ormandy. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in September 2021 with $349.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $3.99 was November 2011. In average, an autographed item from Eugene Ormandy is worth $22.28.

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thumbnailConductor Eugene Ormandy Autograph Letter$49.95logo
thumbnailEUGENE ORMANDY (1899-1985) signed 5x8 photo | Conductor - Autograph JSA cert!$89.99logo
thumbnailEugene Ormandy - Hungarian-born Conductor/Violinist/Signed Card$12.99logo
thumbnailEugene Ormandy signed autograph Vinyl$10.00logo
thumbnailEugene Ormandy signed autograph Vinyl LP$20.50logo
thumbnailHARL McDONALD (1899-1955)~EUGENE ORMANDY (1899-1985) AUTOGRAPH 1941 PLAYBILL~$10.59logo
thumbnailIsaac Stern , Eugene Ormandy, signed autograph vinyl$41.00logo
thumbnailVan Cliburn , Eugene Ormandy , signed vinyl LP$46.00logo