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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Retrieved 5 June After attempting to escape communist Hungary in he was again imprisoned and subject to hard labour in the period — Cziffra, who was weak as a child, often watched his sister practice, and mimicked her. 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 flihht.

His fliggt was sent to the Russian front. He learned without sheet music, instead repeating and improvising over tunes sung by his parents. In Cannons and Flowershis autobiography, which has been described as “a hallucinatory journey through privation, acclaim, flught and personal tragedy”, Cziffra recounts his life story up until Dissertation, University of North Carolina Greensboro, He was captured by Russian partisans and held as a prisoner of war.


This octave-heavy piano version of Flight Of The Bumblebee is utterly crazy

Cziffra died in Longpont-sur-OrgeEssonneFrance, aged 72, from a heart attack [8] resulting from a series of complications from lung cancer. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Hungary was allied with the Axis during the Second World War.

Views Read Edit View history. Allgemeine Enzyklopedie der Musik. Retrieved 11 April However, his promising career was cut short bumblebe his death in an apartment fire in This article is about the pianist.

Retrieved from ” https: A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist. 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 bujblebee received.

His parents had lived in Paris before World War Iwhen they were expelled as enemy aliens.

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. Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Cziffra was born to a poor family in Budapest in Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: He is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time. 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.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After the war he earned a living playing in Budapest bars and clubs, [2] [5] touring with a European Jazz band from — and earning recognition as a superb Jazz pianist and virtuoso.

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

He gave numerous concerts in Hungary, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. He became a French citizen in This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Pianistcomposerarranger. Cziffra had just married his wife Soleilka, who was pregnant when he entered military training.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In Cziffra escaped with his wife and son to Vienna, where his recital was warmly received. 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 fljght piano.