Gyorgy Sandor

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Birthday
21, 1912
Birthplace
Budapest, Hungary
DEATH DATE
Dec 9, 2005 (93)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
21, 1912
Birthplace
Budapest, Hungary
DEATH DATE
Dec 9, 2005 (93)

About

Friend of Béla Bartók and advocate of his work whose own musicality was characterized as Lisztian. He possessed a wide-ranging repertoire.

Before Fame

He studied with Bartók and Zoltán Kodály at the Liszt Academy.

Trivia

He had a distinguished teaching career, beginning at Southern Methodist University and moving to the University of Michigan and finally to The Juilliard School.

Family Life

He was married to Christa in 1950 who was the ex-wife of Archduke Karl Pius of Austria. Together they had a son, Michael, before divorcing.

Associated With

He participated in the premiere of Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra as conducted by Eugene Ormandy.