Below are 15 Tabuteau-specific excerpts taken from transcripts of audio 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 (SE) 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.
Edward Arian: Double Bass
Norman Carol: Violin
SE: Was Ormandy intimidated by some of the orchestra’s musicians?
John de Lancie: Oboe
Anthony Gigliotti: Clarinet
SE: What about the principal clarinetist, Daniel Bonade?
Harry Gorodetzer: Cello
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?
Gilbert Johnson: Trumpet
Mason Jones: Horn
John Krell: Piccolo
Donald and Margherita Csonka Montanaro: Clarinet and Harp
SE: Could you talk about Ormandy as regards the pitch of the orchestra?
Lorne Munroe: Cello
Sol Schoenbach: Bassoon
Roger Scott: Double Bass
SE: Could you say something about Ormandy’s beat?
William Smith: Conductor
SE: Could you say something about Stokowski’s greatest orchestra members?
Vladimir Sokoloff: Piano
Diana Steiner: Violin