This octave-heavy piano version of Flight Of The Bumblebee is utterly version was arranged by legendary pianist Georges Cziffra, and it’s a. György Cziffra was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer. He is considered to be one of orchestral works for the piano – among them, Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and Johann Strauss II’s The Blue Danube.

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Cziffra, who was weak as a child, often watched his sister practice, and mimicked her. Cziffra always performed with a large leather wristband to support the ligaments of his wrist, which were damaged after he was forced to carry pounds of concrete up six flights of stairs during his two years in a labor camp. He learned without sheet music, instead repeating and improvising over tunes sung by his parents. However, his promising career was cut short by his death in an apartment fire in This article is about the pianist.

Dissertation, University of North Carolina Greensboro, After the war he earned a living playing in Budapest bars and clubs, [2] [5] touring with a European Jazz band from — and earning recognition as a superb Jazz pianist and virtuoso. Retrieved 5 June This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat His successful Paris debut the following year preceded his London debut at the Royal Festival Hall playing Liszt ‘s first piano concerto and Bimblebee Fantasy which was also well received.


In he founded the Cziffra Foundation, sited in the Saint Frambourg chapel in Senlis, Oisewhich he bought and restored, with the aim of helping young musicians at the outset of their careers.

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In Cziffra escaped with his wife and son to Vienna, where his recital was warmly received. Inhe founded the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu in the Auvergne, and three years fkight he inaugurated the piano competition named after him at Versailles.

Pianistcomposerarranger. Fligght Dictionary for the Modern Pianist. Cziffra died in Longpont-sur-OrgeEssonneFrance, aged 72, from a heart attack [8] resulting from a series of complications from lung cancer.

His parents had lived in Paris before World War Iwhen they were expelled as enemy aliens. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. After attempting to escape communist Hungary in he was again imprisoned and subject to hard labour in the period — Retrieved from ” https: He was captured by Russian partisans and held as a prisoner of war.


Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Allgemeine Enzyklopedie der Musik. His earliest training in piano came from watching his sister practice. His unit was sent to the Russian front. He became flighy French citizen in Cziffra had just married his wife Soleilka, who was pregnant when he entered military training.

Cziffra was born to czifra poor family in Budapest in Retrieved 11 April Views Read Edit View history. She had decided she was going to learn the piano after finding a job which allowed her to save the required amount of money for buying an upright piano.

In Cannons and Flowershis autobiography, which has been described as “a hallucinatory journey through privation, acclaim, hostility and personal tragedy”, Cziffra recounts his life story up until By using this site, you fliggt to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

György Cziffra

Hungary was allied with the Axis during the Second World War. He gave numerous concerts in Hungary, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit:

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