György Sándor

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Sándor György
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Born 21 September 1912, died 9 December 2005
György Sándor was a Hungarian pianist, friend of Béla Bartók and champion of his music.

Sándor was born in Budapest. He studied at the Liszt Academy in Budapest under Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, and debuted as a performer in 1930. He toured as a concert pianist through the 1930s, making his Carnegie Hall debut in 1939. He became an American citizen and served in the Army Signal Corps and the Intelligence and Special Services from 1942 to 1944.

Sándor remained friends with Bartók throughout his life, and was one of only ten people who attended Bartók's funeral in 1945. Sándor played the world premiere of Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3 on 8 February, 1946 with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy in Philadelphia, Pa. The performance was repeated later that year by the same ensemble in New York, and recorded for Columbia Masterworks.

Following the war, he returned to the concert stage. His repertoire concentrated on Hungarian and Russian works. He recorded the complete piano works of Kodály, of Sergei Prokofiev, and of Bartók; for the latter he won the Grand Prix du Disque of the Charles Cros Academy in 1965.
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György Sándor - Sonata In B Minor / Piano Music Of Liszt album art Liszt*, György Sándor Liszt*, György Sándor - Sonata In B Minor / Piano Music Of Liszt Columbia Masterworks US 1948 Sell This Version
D146 György Sándor - Piano Music Of Liszt album art Liszt*, Gyorgy Sandor* Liszt*, Gyorgy Sandor* - Piano Music Of Liszt(4xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia Masterworks D146 Canada 1948 Sell This Version
ML 4239 György Sándor - Concerto No. 3 For Piano And Orchestra / Symphony No. 21 In F-sharp Minor, Op. 51 album art Bartók* / Miaskovski*, Gyorgy Sandor* , With The Philadelphia Orchestra , Conductor Ormandy* Bartók* / Miaskovski*, Gyorgy Sandor* , With The Philadelphia Orchestra , Conductor Ormandy* - Concerto No. 3 For Piano And Orchestra / Symphony No. 21 In F-sharp Minor, Op. 51(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 4239 US 1949 Sell This Version
ML 4304 György Sándor - Chromatic Fantasia And Fugue In D Minor - Fantasia In C Minor / Overture In The French Manner (Partita No. 7 in B Minor) album art Bach* - György Sándor Bach* - György Sándor - Chromatic Fantasia And Fugue In D Minor - Fantasia In C Minor / Overture In The French Manner (Partita No. 7 in B Minor)(LP) Columbia Masterworks ML 4304 US 1950 Sell This Version
ML 54375, ML 4375 György Sándor - Schumann-Brahms Recital album art Gyorgy Sandor* Schumann-Brahms Recital(LP, Mono) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks ML 54375, ML 4375 US 1951 Sell This Version
ML 4868 György Sándor - Bela Bartok - Piano Music album art György Sándor Bela Bartok - Piano Music(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia ML 4868 US 1954 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Concerto N° 1 album art Bartok* - György Sándor, Südwestfunk Orchester Baden-Baden*, Rolf Reinhardt Bartok* - György Sándor, Südwestfunk Orchester Baden-Baden*, Rolf Reinhardt - Piano Concerto N° 1 VOX (6) 1959 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3 album art Bartók*György Sándor, Pro Musica Orchester, Wien* - Director Michael Gielen Bartók*György Sándor, Pro Musica Orchester, Wien* - Director Michael Gielen - Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3 VOX (6), VOX (6), VOX (6) US 1959 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 In C Minor For Piano And Orchestra Opus 18 album art Rachmaninoff*, Gyorgy Sandor* With Artur Rodzinski Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* Rachmaninoff*, Gyorgy Sandor* With Artur Rodzinski Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* - Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 In C Minor For Piano And Orchestra Opus 18 Columbia US 1960 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Concerto N° 2 album art György Sándor ; Südwestfunkorchester, Baden-Baden* - R. Reinhardt* / Brahms* György Sándor ; Südwestfunkorchester, Baden-Baden* - R. Reinhardt* / Brahms* - Piano Concerto N° 2 (Album) Vox (6) France 1960 Sell This Version
H7059 György Sándor - Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 In C Minor For Piano And Orchestra Opus 18 album art Rachmaninoff*, Gyorgy Sandor* With Artur Rodzinski Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* Rachmaninoff*, Gyorgy Sandor* With Artur Rodzinski Conducting The Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York* - Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 In C Minor For Piano And Orchestra Opus 18(LP) Harmony (4) H7059 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Music, Volume II album art Bartók*, Gyorgy Sandor* Bartók*, Gyorgy Sandor* - Piano Music, Volume II VOX (6) France 1962 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Music (Complete) Vol. I Mikrokosmos album art Bartok*, Gyorgy Sandor* Bartok*, Gyorgy Sandor* - Piano Music (Complete) Vol. I Mikrokosmos VOX (6) US 1962 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Music, Volume III album art Bartók* - Gyorgy Sandor* Bartók* - Gyorgy Sandor* - Piano Music, Volume III VOX (6) US 1963 Sell This Version
Dvorák*, Gyorgy Sandor*, The Berkshire Quartet* Dvorák*, Gyorgy Sandor*, The Berkshire Quartet* - Piano Quintet In A Major, B.155 / Four Cypresses B. 152 Vox (6) US 1965 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Concerto For Orchestra / Concerto No. 3 For Piano And Orchestra album art Bartók* - Gyorgy Sandor*, Michael Gielen, Heinrich Hollreiser, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra*, Pro Musica Orchestra, Vienna* Bartók* - Gyorgy Sandor*, Michael Gielen, Heinrich Hollreiser, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra*, Pro Musica Orchestra, Vienna* - Concerto For Orchestra / Concerto No. 3 For Piano And Orchestra Turnabout US 1966 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Music album art Prokofiev*, György Sandor* Prokofiev*, György Sandor* - Piano Music VOX (6) UK 1967 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Music (op. 84 & 103) album art Prokofiev*, György Sandor* Prokofiev*, György Sandor* - Piano Music (op. 84 & 103) VOX (6) UK 1967 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Sonata For 2 Pianos And Percussion album art Bartók* - Gyorgy Sandor* Bartók* - Gyorgy Sandor* - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Sonata For 2 Pianos And Percussion Turnabout US 1967 Sell This Version
TV 34036 György Sándor - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Sonata For 2 Pianos And Percussion album art Bartók*, György Sándor Bartók*, György Sándor - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Sonata For 2 Pianos And Percussion(LP) Turnabout TV 34036 UK 1967 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Music album art Prokofiev*, György Sandor* Prokofiev*, György Sandor* - Piano Music VOX (6) UK 1968 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Piano Quintet In A Major, B.155, Piano Trio In E Minor, B.166 ("Dumky") album art Dvořák*, György Sándor, The Berkshire Quartet*, The Dumka Trio Dvořák*, György Sándor, The Berkshire Quartet*, The Dumka Trio - Piano Quintet In A Major, B.155, Piano Trio In E Minor, B.166 ("Dumky") Turnabout, Turnabout UK 1968 Sell This Version
György Sándor - Complete Solo Piano Music Volume I album art Sergei Prokofiev - Gyorgy Sandor* Sergei Prokofiev - Gyorgy Sandor* - Complete Solo Piano Music Volume I VoxBox US 1968 Sell This Version
György Sándor - A Timid Soul's Approach To Bartok album art Bartok*, Gyorgy Sandor* Bartok*, Gyorgy Sandor* - A Timid Soul's Approach To Bartok Turnabout, Turnabout US 1967 Sell This Version
TV 37067S György Sándor - Piano Music Volume 3 album art Prokofiev*, György Sandor* Prokofiev*, György Sandor* - Piano Music Volume 3(LP, RE) Turnabout TV 37067S UK 1974 Sell This Version

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