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Vroon
American Record Guide, September 2008

The Holst and Debussy were filmed in 1977…These are among the last souvenirs of the great and classic Philadelphia Orchestra. Most of the legendary musicians are playing, and Ormandy is near the end of his long tenure there. I enjoyed these because I was a subscriber in the 60s and early 70s, and it felt like coming home. …I have no complaints. Every department in this orchestra was still superb in 1977. Ormandy—one of the great conductors—looks alert but serious, as he usually did. Sometimes he seems delighted by a passage or a solo, and you see a little twinkle in his eye. Perhaps he was a little less intense than in his prime, but the results here are still wonderful. Even La Mer is as good as any recording I know.






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