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Eugene Ormandy
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions
Recordings of Vocal Works

Eugene Ormandy - Short Biography
Philadelphia Orchestra - Short History

Recordings

Recordings of Orchestral Works

O-1

Violin Concertos [O-1]

 

Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 []
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042 [17:39]

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

David Oistrakh (Violin)

Naxos Historical 8.111246

Dec 24, 1955

CD / TT: 70:18

Recorded at Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1st recording of Violin Concerto No. 2 BWV 1042 by D. Oistrakh.
Other releases:
Columbia ML-5087 (LP) / Columbia MG-33328 (LP) / Philips A01239L (LP) / Philips G-05650 (10") / Melodiya M10-46429 (LP)
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O-2

Bach: Concertos for 2 and 3 Pianos [O-2]

Concerto for 3 harpsichords, strings & continuo in D minor, BWV 1063 [16:37]

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

Robert Casadesus (Piano); Gaby Casadesus (Piano); Jean Casadesus

Columbia
Sony Classical 67179

Dec 9, 1962

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 67:50

Recorded at Athletic Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions

List of recorded Arrangements/Transcriptions of Bach’s Works by Eugene Ormandy

Items marked with purple have already appeared in CD form [T-XX].
Source for the list: Discography of Eugene Ormandy (ReoCities) with some corrections based on info in the CD albums:
[M]ono, [S]tereo, [D]igital
[Recording Date]:yy/mm/dd
[Label]: (C)BS, (R)CA, (E)MI, (POA)=The Philadelphia Orchestra Association

Menuet G BWV Anh.114 from "The Anna Magdalena Notebook" [S] 68/05/08 (C) SBK 62640 [T-3]
Menuet D BWV Anh.126 from "The Anna Magdalena Notebook" [S] 68/05/08 (C) SBK 62640 [T-3]
"Bist du bei mir" in E-flat BWV508 from "The Anna Magdalena Notebook" [S] 68/05/08 (C) SBK 62640 [T-3]
Marche in D BWV Anh.122 from "The Anna Magdalena Notebook" [S] 68/05/08 (C) SBK 62640 [T-3]
Preludium [S] (arr.Kreisler-Smith) 68/05/19 (C) [T-3]
Air on G string [M] 54/11/07 (C) [T-1], [T-2]
Air on G string [S] 59/03/30 (C) [T-3]
Air on G string [S] 71/03/10 (R) [T-4]
Little Suite [S] 73/04/25,26 (R) [T-4]
Sinfonia (arr. Ormandy) [S] 72/06/12 (R) de Lancie [T-4]
Jesu, Joy of Mans Des.. [M] 47/01/22 (C) [T-1]
Jesu, Joy of Mans Des..(arr.Cailliet) [S] 68/03/11 (C) de Lancie [T-3]
Jesu, Joy of Mans Des.. [S] 72/06/12 (R) [T-4]
Prelude & Fuge c [M] 54/12/19 (C) [T-1], [T-2]
Fantasia & Fuge g [M] 55/10/23 (C) [T-1], [T-2]
Fantasia & Fuge c [M] 54/04/15 (C) [T-1], [T-2]
"Great" Fugue g (arr. Smith)[S] 68/05/06 (C)
"Little" Fugue g (arr. Smith)[S] 68/03/11 (C) [T-3]
Fugue g [M] 54/12/19 (C) [T-1], [T-2]
Fugues S.578/542/549 [S] 71/10/18 (R) [T-4]
Fugues S.532/552/543 [S] 71/10/20 (R) [T-4]
Passacaglia & Fuge c [M] 47/8/27(LIVE) (MELODRAM) Hollywood Bowl o.
Passacaglia & Fuge c [M] 46/10/13 (C) [T-1]
Passacaglia & Fuge c [S] 60/04/10 (C) [T-3]
Passacaglia & Fuge c [S] 71/09/28 (R) [T-4]
Toccata & Fugue d [M] 47/10/31 (C) [T-1]
Toccata & Fugue d (arr. Ormandy) [S] 60/01/31 (C) [T-3]
Toccata & Fugue d [S] 73/02/08 (R)
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue c (arr.Ormandy) [S] 60/01/31 (C) [T-3]
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue c [S] 71/10/20+74/01/16,17 (R)
Arioso [M] 54/11/07 (C) [T-1], [T-2]
Arioso (arr. Smith) [S] 68/02/27 (C) [T-3]
Sleepers Awake [M] 47/12/04 (C)
Sleepers Awake (arr. Ormandy) [S] 68/03/11 (C) [T-3]
Ach, gott vom himmel sieh darein [M] 54/11/07 (C) [T-1], [T-2]
Wachet auf [S] 68/03/11 (C)
Come sweet death [M] 54/04/15 (C) [T-1], [T-2]
Come sweet death(arr. Jesse Taynton) [S] 68/05/06 (C) [T-3]
Organ Prelude "Herzlich tut mich verlangen"(Arr. Caillet) [M] 35/01/08 (R) Minneapolis SO [T-5]
Ein Fest Burg (arr. Harris) [S] 68/05/06 (C) [T-3]
Sheep may safely graze (arr. William Walton)[S] 68/05/06 (C) [T-3]

T-5

Minnesota Orchestra at One Hundred, Vol. 2

Bach-Cailliet: Chorale Prelude Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Fervent is my longing), BWV 727, transcribed for orchestra []

Eugene Ormandy

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

-

Minnesota Orchestra

Mar 1, 1936

CD / TT: 75:32

Live NBC Broadcast
Source: Minnesota Orchestra

T-5a

First edition, second series (Neiman-Marcus)

 

Bach-Cailliet: Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV 544, transcribed for orchestra []

Eugene Ormandy

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

-

RCA Special Products DMM4-0260

Mar 1, 1936 (?)

4-LP / TT:

Released in 1977; previously unreleased. Recorded probably together with the work above.

T-6

Bach: Great Orchestral Transcriptions

Bach-O’Connell: Chorale Herzliebster Jesu (Mvt. 3) from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244, transcribed for orchestra [3:05]

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

-

Victor 18166 [mx: CS-047825]
Biddulph Recordings 83069/70

Mar 27, 1940

78 rpm
2-CD / TT: 159:43

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T-1

Bach: Orchestral Transcriptions

 

Air (Mvt. 2) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 (‘Air on the G string’) [4:24] Nov 7, 1954 *
Bach-Cailliet: Chorale Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for orchestra [3:31] Jan 22, 1947 *
Bach-Elgar: Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, arranged for orchestra, Op. 86 [8:12] Apr 15, 1954 *
Bach-H. McDonald: Chorale Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, based on Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 153, transcribed for string orchestra [4:39] Nov 7, 1954 *
Bach-Ormandy: Sacred Song Komm süsser Tod (Come, sweet death), BWV 478, arranged for orchestra [4:04] Apr 15, 1954 *
Bach-Ormandy: Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV 546, arranged for orchestra [11:19] Dec 19, 1954 *
Bach-Ormandy: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, arranged for orchestra [8:47] Oct 31, 1947 *
Bach-Ormandy: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582, arranged for orchestra [14:11] Oct 13, 1946 *
Bach-W.R. Smith: Arioso (Sinfonia) (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 156, arranged for orchestra [5:07] Nov 7, 1954 *
Bach-W.R. Smith: Fantasia & Fugue in G minor ("Great"), BWV 542, arranged for orchestra [12:00] Oct 23, 1955 *
Bach-W.R. Smith: Fugue in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578, arranged for orchestra [3:38] Dec 19, 1954 *

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

-

Pristine Audio PASC-211

1946-1955

CD / TT: 79:52

Source: Pristine Audio

T-2

Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra: Bach

 

Air (Mvt. 2) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 (‘Air on the G string’) [4:24] Nov 7, 1954 *
Bach-Elgar: Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, arranged for orchestra, Op. 86 [8:12] Apr 15, 1954 *
Bach-H. McDonald: Chorale Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, based on Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Fe (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 153, transcribed for string orchestra [4:41] Nov 7, 1954 *
Bach-Ormandy: Sacred Song Komm süsser Tod (Come, sweet death), BWV 478, arranged for orchestra [4:06] Apr 15, 1954 *
Bach-Ormandy: Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV 546, arranged for orchestra [11:15] Dec 19, 1954 *
Bach-W.R. Smith: Arioso (Sinfonia) (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 156, arranged for orchestra [5:11] Nov 7, 1954 *
Bach-W.R. Smith: Fantasia & Fugue in G minor ("Great"), BWV 542, arranged for orchestra [12:03] Oct 23, 1955 *
Bach-W.R. Smith: Fugue in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578, arranged for orchestra [3:38] Dec 19, 1954 *

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

-

Columbia ML-5065
Locked in the Vault Reissues Vol. 79

Apr-Dec 1954

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 53:32

 

T-3

The Bach Album
The Original Jacket Collection: Eugene Ormandy [Box Set]

 
 

Air (Mvt. 2) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 (‘Air on the G string’) [5:47] Mar 30, 1959 *
Bach-Cailliet: Chorale Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for orchestra [3:21] Mar 11, 1968 *
Bach-TT. Frost: Little Suite from the Anna Magdalena Notebook, arranged for orchestra:
- Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 114 [1:34] May 8, 1968 *
- Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126 [1:16] May 8, 1968 *
- Aria for Soprano Bist du bei mir BWV 508 [3:39] May 8, 1968 *
- March in D major, BWV Anh. 122 [1:00] May 8, 1968 *
Bach-A. Harris: Chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (I) (A Mighty Fortress is Our God), BWV 302, arranged for orchestra [2:22] Mar 6, 1968 *
Bach-A. Harris: Fugue in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578, arranged for orchestra [ 4:02] Mar 11, 1968 *
Bach-Ormandy: Chorale Sleepers Awake (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 140, arranged for orchestra [3:56] Mar 11, 1968 *
Bach-Ormandy: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564, arranged for orchestra [16:24] Jan 31, 1960 *
Bach-Ormandy: Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, arranged for orchestra [9:14] Jan 31, 1960 *
Bach-Ormandy: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582, arranged for orchestra [12:56] Apr 10, 1960 *
Bach-W.R. Smith: Arioso (Sinfonia) (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 156, arranged for orchestra [4:37] Feb 27, 1968 *
Bach-W.R. Smith: Prelude in E major (Six Little Preludes No. 5), BWV 937, arranged for orchestra [3:50] May 19, 1968 *
Bach-Taynton: Sacred Song Komm süsser Tod (Come, sweet death), BWV 478, arranged for orchestra [3:39] May 6, 1969 *
Bach-Walton: Aria for Soprano Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze) (Mvt. 9) from Cantata BWV 208 [5:48] Mar 11 (or 6), 1968 *

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

-

Sony Classical 727987

1959-1968

10-CD / TT: 658:03

Recorded at:
Mar 30, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA
Jan 31, 1960 at Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 10, 1960 at Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 6, 1968 at Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 11, 1968 at Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA
May 8, 1968 at Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA
May 19, 1968 in Philadelphia, PA
May 6, 1969 in Philadelphia, PA
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T-4

Great Bach Transcriptions

Air (Mvt. 2) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 (‘Air on the G string’) [4:24] Mar 10, 1971 *
Bach-TT. Frost: Aria for Bass Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 82, arranged for orchestra [] Apr 25-26, 1973 *
Bach-TT. Frost: English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808: Gavotte, arranged for orchestra [] Apr 25-26, 1973 *
Bach-TT. Frost: French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816: Gavotte (Mvt. 4), arranged for orchestra [] Apr 25-26, 1973 *
Bach-TT. Frost: French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816: Gigue (Mvt. 7), arranged for orchestra [] Apr 25-26, 1973 *
Bach-TT. Frost: WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 17 in A flat major, BWV 862: Prelude, arranged for orchestra [] Apr 25-26, 1973 *
Bach-A. Harris: Chorale Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Jesu bleibet meine Freude) (Mvt. 10) from Cantata BWV 147, arranged for orchestra [] Dec 6, 1972 *
Bach-A. Harris: Prelude & Fugue in D major ("Little"), BWV 532: Fugue, arranged for orchestra [] Oct 20, 1971 *
Bach-A. Harris: Fantasia & Fugue in G minor ("Great"), BWV 542: Fugue, arranged for orchestra [] Oct 18, 1971 *
Bach-A. Harris: Prelude & Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552: Fugue, arranged for orchestra [] Oct 20, 1971 *
Bach-A. Harris: Fugue in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578, arranged for orchestra [] Oct 18, 1971 *
Bach-Ormandy: Arioso (Sinfonia) (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 156, arranged for orchestra [] Dec 6, 1972 *
Bach-Ormandy: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582, arranged for orchestra [] Sep 28, 1971 *

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

-

RCA 38048

1971-1973

CD / TT: 73:00

 

TL-1

Ormandy Conducts Bach

 

A1. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring [3:37]
Little Suite No. 2:
A2.I. Preludium (Based On: Prelude In A-Flat From Well Tempered Clavier, Book I) [1:21]
A2.II. Gavotte (Gavottes I & II From English Suite No. 3) [ 3:28]
A2.III. Aria ("Schlummert Ein" From Cantata No. 82) [4:47]
A2.IV. Gavotte (Gavotte From French Suite No. 5) [1:19]
A2.V. Gigue (Gigue From French Suite No. 5) [2:50]
B1. Toccata And Fugue In D Minor [ 9:14]
B2. Sinfonia From Cantata No. 156 [ 2:49]
B3. Passacaglia And Fugue In C Minor [14:20]

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

-

RCA Red Seal RL1-1959

1977 [released]

LP / TT:

 

TL-2

The Bach Album

A1. Sleepers Awake
A2. LSuite
A3. Toccata And Fugue
A4. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
A5. Air On The G String
B1. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
B2. Arioso
B3. Come, Sweet Death
B4. Great Fugue
B5. Passacaglia And Fugue In C Minor

Eugene Ormandy

Philadelphia Orchestra

-

Columbia MGR-30072

1970 [released]

LP / TT:

 

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (July 2010 - August 2013)

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