Gyorgy Sandor

Thursday, July 24, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Sandor discusses a selection of music (not included):

Bach, preceded by a discussion of the different versions of the composition
Chopin, preceded by a comparison of Chopin and Bach
Discusses his time with Bartok and the composer's influence on his own work, specifically Hungarian folklore and music.
Introduces two pieces by Bartok
Discusses Schumann's work and Brahms's intermezzi
Two pieces by Schumann

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72677
Municipal archives id: LT3889

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This popular interview, commentary, and discussion program features some of the greatest composers, performers, and critics of the music world.

The gifted musicians and critics from this program, many of them still revered today, offer their talents to the radio-listening public. Brief but probing introductions of musical performances (which are not included in the archival collection) enthrall the listener and span genres.  

The show, which was broadcast from 1952 to 1955, included guests such as composer Morton Gould, pianist and composer Walter Hendl, violinist Yehudi Menuhin, pianist Gyorgy Sandor, composer Elie Siegmeister, music commentator Walter Stegman, and violinist Isaac Stern.  

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