Фотографии Арпада Шандора я, к сожалению, не нашел.
Arpád Sándor(June 05, 1896,Budapest- February 10, 1972, Budapest) was an important Hungarian pianist, widely known as
an accompanist to great international singers and violinists.
He was a student at the Royal Academy of Music
in Budapest, where he studied composition with Zoltán Kodály and piano with
Béla Bartók. He graduated in 1922.
His first trip to the United States was in
1922, when he toured as an accompanist. He worked as an arts journalist and
critic for the Berliner Tageblatt magazine. When Hitler seized power in
Germany in 1933, Sándor left for the United States that same year. There he
frequently toured with Lily Pons, Jascha Heifetz, and many others, and recorded
with Fritz Kreisler.
He became a naturalized US citizen in 1943. He
was the cousin of Hungarian-American pianist György Sándor.
All Music Guide
На фотографии - Михаэль Раухайзен и великая немецкая певица Элизабет Шварцкопф.
(9 February 1889, Rain am
Lech - 27 May 1984, Beatenberg,) was a German pianist and song accompanist.
Music was inherited, for the young Michael.
His father, by vocation a master-glazier, was organist, church choir leader and
musical pedagogue. The musical development of his only son was so important to
the family that they left the small town in which they lived.
From 1902 Raucheisen lived in Munich, and from
1920 until the end of his pianistic activity in 1958, in Berlin. He studied at
the Munich High School for Music. Around 1906 he played first violin at the
Prinzregententheater and was organist in St. Michael. In 1912 he founded the
musical Matinees which have become famous.
From the beginning of the 1920s until the end
of the Second World War he was song accompanist for many singers, including
Frida Leider, Erna Berger, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Karl Schmitt-Walter, Karl Erb
and Helge Rosvaenge, to mention only a few of many. As an innovation he played
his accompaniments with the piano lid open, in order to obtain a better tonal
balance between the voice and the instrument. In 1933, following her divorce
from Karl Erb, he married the soprano Maria Ivogün. From 1933 he strove to
create a complete catalogue of German language songs on gramophone recordings,
for which, from 1940, he became head of the departmentment of Song and
Chamber-music at the Berlin Rundfunk, for the organization of the studios
there. After the War he was banned from his work for some years on account of
his possible collaboration with the Nazi regime, and afterwards he appeared
only occasionally in public.In 1958 after a very successful tour
with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, he returned to private life and migrated with his
wife Ivogün to Switzerland. On the occasion of his 95th birthday he was, on 10
January 1984, granted the Free Citizenship of the town of Rain. Michael
Raucheisen and his wife (who died in 1987) are buried in the municipal cemetery
Concerto for Violin
and Orchestra in D Major, op. 77: