Sandor Harmati

Sandor Harmati is best known for his 1934 song "The Bluebird of Happiness," the numerous recordings of which sold more than one million copies. Harmati was also a violinist and conductor.

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Born in Budapest, Hungary, Harmati immigrated to the United States in 1914. In America, he was active as a chamber musician and helped co-found the Lenox String Quartet, as well as the American Music Guild.

Harmati was a champion of American music and a prolific composer himself. Besides his success with “The Bluebird of Happiness,” Harmati had his one-act opera Prelude to a Melodrama premiered under Stowkowski in 1928. He also wrote pieces for solo violin and numerous songs.

–Christie Finn

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