György Cziffra was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer. He is considered to be one of . ELIZABETH, D.M.A. Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: Georges Cziffra’s Two Transcriptions of Brahms’ Fifth Hungarian Dance. Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: Georges Cziffra’s Two Transcriptions of Brahms’ Fifth Hungarian Dance. UNCG Author/Contributor. Georges Cziffra’s Two Transcriptions of Brahms’ Fifth Hungarian Dance. () Liszt and Brahms with Hungarian music in the gypsy style and.

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This article is about the pianist. His deep fascination with Franz Liszt’s music influenced his playing style and musical spirit, and his critics, highly speaking of his Romantic pianism and especially emphasizing his virtuosity, often held him as one of the most outstanding Liszt performers of our age.

Retrieved from ” https: Examples from Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies serve to identify the Lisztian features in Cziffra’s transcriptions. Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Grandes Etudes de Concert I Frankfurt: Peters, are also included here.

Allgemeine Enzyklopedie der Musik. 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. Cziffra had just married his wife Soleilka, who was pregnant when he entered military training.

In Cziffra escaped with his wife and son to Vienna, where his recital was warmly received. Cziffra died in Longpont-sur-OrgeEssonneFrance, aged 72, from a heart attack [8] resulting from a series of complications from lung cancer. Email this document to. He gave numerous concerts in Hungary, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.


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Retrieved 11 April Cziffra, who was weak as a child, often watched his sister practice, and mimicked her. Dissertation, University of North Carolina Greensboro, She had decided she was going to learn the piano after finding a job nrahms allowed her to save the required amount of money for buying an upright piano.

Chapter 2 offers a brief history of the Hungarian gypsy musicians, depicts their life and social status in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examines the most characteristic elements of their performance technique, and portrays their musical-stylistic influence on Hungarian music, the stylistic conglomeration of which became the foundation for the renowned style hongrois.

The examination and analysis of these two versions in comparison with the original Hungarian sources and Brahms’ own arrangement reveal Cziffra’s style as vrahms virtuoso improviser and transcriber. Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: Pianistcomposerarranger.

György Cziffra – Wikipedia

The characteristic elements of the Hungarian gypsy musicians’ improvisatory style, which influenced and inspired both Liszt and Brahms, as well as Cziffra, receive particular attention. After attempting to escape communist Hungary in he was again imprisoned and subject to hard labour in the period — Selected examples of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies are provided to support the identification of Lisztian features in Cziffra’s work.

This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat The detection of the characteristic elements of the Hungarian gypsies’ improvisatory style will receive particular attention. His parents had lived in Paris before World War Iwhen they were expelled as enemy aliens.

György Cziffra

Cziffra was born to a poor family in Budapest in Views Read Edit View history. Cziffra always performed with a large leather wristband to support the ligaments of his wrist, which were czifcra after he was forced to carry pounds of concrete up six flights of stairs czivfra his two years in a labor camp.


Hungary was allied with the Axis during the Second World War. He was captured by Russian partisans and held as a prisoner of war. Chapter 3 examines the acquaintance of Liszt and Brahms with Hungarian music in the gypsy style and reviews basic information about Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies and Brahms’ Hungarian Dances. 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 His unit was sent to the Russian front.

Cziffra’s love for Hungarian themes moved him to perform and record numerous improvisations based on Magyar melodies.

A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist. Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: The focus of the paper is on Georges Cziffra’s two piano transcriptions and of Brahms’ Fifth Hungarian Dance He became a French citizen in Chapter 5 consists of information about the sources of the popular themes that Brahms used czifra the Hungarian Dances.

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.

His earliest training in piano came from watching his sister practice.