Thursday, December 15, 2005

Pianist Gyorgy Sandor Dead at 93

Some sad news this morning. The passing of legendary pianist Gyorgy Sandor, one of Bartok's greatest students, at the age of 93. His magnificent recordings of Bartok's piano music are milestones and his book on technique, "On Piano Playing" is found on many a pianists' shelf .
Also noteworthy are his transcriptions of the music of Dukas ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice") and Shostakovich ("Russian Dance of the Golden Age"). More here and here.

2 comments:

Lyudmila Chudinova said...

Bart:

Georgy Sandor was judging me on Bartok-Kabalevsky competition in Radford University, West Virginia, in 1996. One month ago he was judging Geneva Competition which is very prestigious one.

Lyudmila Chudinova said...

Bart:

Georgy Sandor was judging me on Bartok-Kabalevsky competition at Radford University,West Virginia,in 1996. One month ago he was judging Geneva piano competition that is very prestigious.