Franklin: Record - Stephanie Goldner collection on Eugene Ormandy, 1911-1982.

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Stephanie Goldner collection on Eugene Ormandy, 1911-1982.

Author/Creator:
Goldner, Stephanie, 1895-1962, compiler.
Publication:
1911-1982.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
2 boxes.
Subjects:
Goldner, Stephanie.
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Philadelphia Orchestra.
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985.
Language:
In English, German, and French.
Biography/History:
Stephanie Goldner was a harpist and the first wife of conductor Eugene Ormandy. She was born in Vienna, Austria to a Jewish family; studied at the Royal Academy of Music; in 1921 became the first woman hired by the New York Philharmonic; married Eugene Ormandy in 1922 and divorced in 1947; played in the orchestra in two Lerner-Lowe musicals in the 1950s; and died in California of pancreatic cancer.
Summary:
A small collection of letters, miscellaneous items (programs, concert tickets), and photographs documenting Eugene Ormandy and Stephanie Goldner. Letters include items by Ormandy or Stephanie Goldner written from a variety of locations including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Hamburg, Germany; Birmingham, Alabama; Detroit, Michigan; and Stobl, Austria. The preponderance of black-and-white photographic prints depict Ormandy; several depict Stephanie Goldner.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Provenance:
Sold by Doris Balant, 2013.
Contributor:
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985.
Rosengarten Family Fund.
Web link:
The Rosengarten Family Fund Home Page
The Rosengarten Family Fund Home Page  Bookplate