Richard Yardumian

Yardumian, Richard

Richard Yardumian (1917-1985-Philadelphia) enjoyed a rather unusual career as a twentieth century composer. Although he was a largely self-taught composer, by the mid-1940’s his music had attracted the attention of Leopold Stokowski, Jose Iturbi, and Eugene Ormandy, who encouraged and supported the young composer’s work. The association with Ormandy was particularly fruitful as Yardumian maintained the status of composer-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra for nearly fifteen years. (ca. 1950-1964). The premiers, recordings and international exposure afforded by this affiliation opened the door to performances around the world.

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