Below are 15 Tabuteau-specific excerpts taken from transcripts of interviews given by some of his Philadelphia Orchestra colleagues in the early 1990s that focus on Eugene Ormandy. They were recorded and transcribed by Sharon Eisenhour for the Eugene Ormandy Collection at the University of Pennsylvania and provided courtesy of the Kislak Center for Special Collections in the Rare Books and Manuscripts section of the Van Pelt Library.
SE: Was Ormandy intimidated by some of the orchestra’s musicians?
SE: What about the principal clarinetist, Daniel Bonade?
SE: When you joined the orchestra, were there still some original members present?
SE: Was there a difference between the Stokowski and Ormandy sounds?
SE: Do the new players sound similar to their predecessors?
Donald and Margherita Csonka Montanaro
SE: Could you talk about Ormandy as regards the pitch of the orchestra?
SE: Could you say something about Ormandy’s beat?
SE: Could you say something about Stokowski’s greatest orchestra members?