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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Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hungary was allied with the Axis during the Second World War.

After the war he earned a living playing in Budapest bars and clubs, [2] [5] touring with a European Jazz band from — and czjffra recognition as a superb Jazz pianist and virtuoso. A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist.

He is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat 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 agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.


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

Pianistcomposerarranger. This article is about the pianist. However, his promising career was cut short by his death in an apartment fire in He gave numerous concerts in Hungary, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. His earliest training in piano came from watching his sister practice. In Cziffra escaped with his wife and son to Vienna, where his czkffra was warmly received. Retrieved 11 April Cziffra, who was weak as a child, often watched his sister practice, and mimicked her.

Cziffra was born to a poor family in Budapest in In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Inhe founded the Festival de bumblebbee Chaise-Dieu in the Auvergne, and three years later he inaugurated the flignt competition named after him at Versailles.

He became a French citizen in 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. Allgemeine Enzyklopedie der Musik. bumblebbee

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His unit was sent to the Russian front. Views Read Edit View history.

After attempting to escape communist Hungary in he was again imprisoned and subject to hard labour in the period — 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.

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He fkight without sheet music, instead repeating and improvising over tunes sung by his parents. Cziffra died in Longpont-sur-OrgeEssonneFrance, aged 72, from a heart attack [8] resulting from a series of complications from lung cancer. He was captured by Russian partisans and held as a prisoner of war.

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

Retrieved 5 June In cziffa 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. Cziffra had just married his wife Soleilka, who was pregnant when he entered military training.

His caiffra had lived in Paris before World War Iwhen they were expelled as enemy aliens. Dissertation, University of North Carolina Greensboro,