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    Georges Cziffra

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    Hungarian born György Cziffra (1921-94) was one of the most celebrated and individual piano virtuosos of the postwar decades in Europe,...
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    Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

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    The intellectual Claudio Arrau, the poetry of Shura Cherkassky, the coruscating brilliance of Georges Cziffra and the classical mystery...
  1. Georges Cziffra
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    Georges Cziffra

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    Hungarian born György Cziffra (1921-94) was one of the most celebrated and individual piano virtuosos of the postwar decades in Europe, especially noted for his powers of improvisation and as a Liszt pianist. In 1950 Cziffra was arrested after he attempted to escape from Hungary's Soviet sponsored regime and was severely tortured. After his release in 1953, Cziffra started to record for the Qualiton and Supraphon labels (his debut is on ICAC 5008). In 1956 Cziffra fled to Vienna making his debut there with outstanding success. These live recordings have never been issued commercially before. The Grieg Concerto is typical of Cziffra's 'startling and mercurial quality' while the Liszt Concerto and Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Themes is very much in the style which Liszt 'loved to tease and astonish his adoring audiences'. (Bryce Morrison). After one recital in London, The Daily Telegraph said the audience 'witnessed feats of piano playing... More details

  2. Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    £ 24.99

    The intellectual Claudio Arrau, the poetry of Shura Cherkassky, the coruscating brilliance of Georges Cziffra and the classical mystery of Emil Gilels and Julius Katchen are combined in this set, featuring legendary performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Grieg, Liszt and Tchaikovsky concertos. Release Date: 30th September 2013 More details

 

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