Cziffra, Georges

Cziffra, Georges

Georges Cziffra (November 5, 1921 – January 15, 1994) was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist. He became a French citizen in 1968. Cziffra is most known for his recordings of Franz Liszt’s virtuoso works. He also recorded many of Frédéric Chopin’s compositions and those of Robert Schumann (his account of Carnaval de Vienne was admired by Alfred Cortot). Cziffra is also well known for his technically demanding transcriptions of several orchestral works for the piano – among them, one of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, written in interlocking octaves. He is considered to be one of the greatest technicians on piano of the 20th century.

  • Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    Great Pianists

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    EMIL GILELS BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 – 1967 ICAC 5000 CLAUDIO ARRAU CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1 • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.4 – 1954 & 1959 1954 (Chopin), 1959 (Beethoven) Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln. ICAC 5045 JULIUS KATCHEN BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.1* • CHOPIN Ballade No.3 • LISZT Mephisto Waltz No.1 SCHUMANN Vogel als Prophet (Waldszenen) • ALBÉNIZ Triana (Ibéria – Book 2) – 1958, 1965 & 1967* ICAC 5048 GEORGES CZIFFRA GRIEG Piano Concerto • LISZT Piano Concerto No.1 • Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Themes LULLY Gavotte en rondeau • D. SCARLATTI Sonata K96 ‘La Chasse’ – 1959 ICAC 5079 SHURA CHERKASSKY CHOPIN Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 – 1981 & 1983 ICAC 5085
  • Georges Cziffra

    Georges Cziffra

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    GRIEG Piano Concerto Orchestre National de l’ORTF/Georges Tzipine PARIS, 17 APRIL 1959 - LISZT Piano Concerto No.1 Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Themes Orchestre National de l’ORTF/André Cluytens PARIS, 12 MARCH 1959 - LULLY Gavotte en rondeau in D minor - SCARLATTI Sonata in D K.96 LUXEMBOURG, 20 JANUARY 1959
  • Georges Cziffra

    Georges Cziffra

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    C.P.E. Bach: Andantino in B minor Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas K.159, K.446, K.259, K.533, K.284 Couperin: Les Moissonneurs (Pièces de clavecin Vol.2) Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (Prague 1955) - Bach arr. Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue on Bach Liszt: Funerailles (Turin, 22 January 1959)

Georges Cziffra (November 5, 1921 – January 15, 1994) was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist. He became a French citizen in 1968. Cziffra is most known for his recordings of Franz Liszt’s virtuoso works. He also recorded many of Frédéric Chopin’s compositions and those of Robert Schumann (his account of Carnaval de Vienne was admired by Alfred Cortot). Cziffra is also well known for his technically demanding transcriptions of several orchestral works for the piano – among them, one of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, written in interlocking octaves. He is considered to be one of the greatest technicians on piano of the 20th century.