There are countless versions of Rimsky-Korsakov’s iconic Flight Of The version was arranged by legendary pianist Georges Cziffra, and it’s a. Original: Two Concert Etudes. Gyorgy Cziffra. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka composed by Gyorgy Cziffra and Gy. For Piano. Rimsky-Korsakov. Translation: Flight of the.

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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.

He learned without sheet music, instead repeating and improvising over tunes sung by his parents. Retrieved 11 April Retrieved 5 June Cziffra was born to a poor family in Budapest in In Cziffra escaped with his wife and son to Vienna, where his recital was warmly received.

Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: His parents had lived in Paris before World War Iwhen they were expelled as enemy aliens. This article is about the pianist. His earliest training in piano came from watching his sister practice. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/ Georges Cziffra: The Flight of the Bumblebee – Eduard Kiprsky

After attempting to escape communist Hungary in he was again imprisoned and subject to hard labour in the period — 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. His unit was sent to the Russian front. bumbebee


Cziffra, who was weak as a child, often watched his sister practice, and mimicked her. A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist. Allgemeine Enzyklopedie der Musik. After the war he earned a living playing in Budapest bars and clubs, [2] [5] touring with flgiht European Jazz band from — and earning recognition as a superb Jazz pianist and virtuoso.

György Cziffra

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His successful Paris debut the following year preceded his London debut at the Royal Festival Hall playing Liszt ‘s first piano concerto and Hungarian Fantasy which was also well received. In Cannons and Flowershis autobiography, which has been described as “a hallucinatory journey through privation, acclaim, hostility bumblebre personal tragedy”, Cziffra recounts his life story up until Hungary was allied with the Axis during the Second World War.

Inhe founded the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu in the Auvergne, and three years later he inaugurated the piano competition named after him at Versailles. However, his promising career was cut short by his death in an apartment fire in Bumnlebee was captured by Russian partisans and held as a prisoner of war.


Le Vol du bourdon (Flight of the Bumblebee)

Cziffra died in Longpont-sur-OrgeEssonneFrance, aged 72, from a heart attack [8] resulting from a series of complications from lung cancer. He gave numerous concerts in Hungary, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Dissertation, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: He became a French citizen in He is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time.

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.

Pianistcomposerarranger. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Cziffra had just married his wife Soleilka, who was pregnant when he entered military training.