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Eugene Ormandy

AKA Jenö Blau

Born: 18-Nov-1899
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 12-Mar-1985
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Music Director, Philadelphia Orchestra, 1938-80

Father: Benjamin Blau (dentist)
Mother: Rosalie Berger
Wife: Stephanie Goldner ("Steffy", harpist, m. 8-Aug-1922, div. 4-Aug-1947)
Wife: Margaret Frances Hitsch (m. 15-May-1950)

    University: Royal Academy of Music, Budapest
    Teacher: Violin, Royal Academy of Music, Budapest

    Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director (1938-80)
    Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor (1936-38)
    Minnesota Orchestra Music Director (1931-36)
    French Legion of Honor 1952
    Sibelius Medal 1965
    Knight of the British Empire 1976
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6926 Hollywood Blvd. (recording)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1927

    Night Song (10-Nov-1947) · Himself

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