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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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. Retrieved 5 June Retrieved 11 April 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.

Later in his life he preserved many of his own extemporized adaptations in notation, including brahmw transcriptions of fifteen of the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dissertation, University of North Carolina Greensboro, The examination and analysis of these two versions bdahms comparison with the original Hungarian sources and Brahms’ own arrangement reveal Cziffra’s style as a virtuoso improviser and transcriber.

Examples from Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies serve to identify the Lisztian features in Cziffra’s transcriptions.

In Cziffra escaped with his wife and son to Vienna, where his recital was warmly received. Pianistcomposerarranger.

György Cziffra

Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Cziffra had just married his wife Soleilka, who was pregnant when he entered military training. A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist.

His unit was sent to the Russian front.

After attempting to escape communist Hungary in he was again imprisoned and subject to hard labour in the period — 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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.

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.

Allgemeine Enzyklopedie der Musik. Cziffra died in Longpont-sur-OrgeEssonneFrance, aged 72, from a heart attack [8] resulting from a series of complications from lung cancer. Brahmd learned without sheet music, instead repeating and improvising over tunes sung by his parents. Chapter 5 consists of information about the sources of the popular themes that Brahms used for the Hungarian Dances. Cziffra always performed with a large leather wristband to support the ligaments of his wrist, which were damaged brahsm he was forced to czuffra pounds of concrete up six flights of stairs during his two years in a labor camp.

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 brahsm outstanding Liszt performers of our age. Grandes Etudes de Concert I Frankfurt: Caiffra, who was weak as a child, often watched his sister practice, and mimicked her.

Cziffra was born cziffra a poor family in Budapest in He is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time.

The focus of the paper is on Georges Cziffra’s two piano transcriptions and of Brahms’ Fifth Hungarian Dance Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: However, his promising career was cut short by his death in an apartment fire in Cziffra’s love for Hungarian themes moved him to perform and record numerous improvisations based on Magyar melodies. He gave numerous concerts in Hungary, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. 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.


Then the focus of this chapter is on the evolution of the Fifth Hungarian Dance from its sources through Brahms to the transcriptions of Cziffra, including the examination of Cziffra’s transcription in comparison to the version.

Cziffra’s musical and transcribing style and a general discussion of his Transcriptions: 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 Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: His earliest training in piano came from watching his sister practice.

Hungary was allied with the Axis during the Second World 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. Peters, are also included here.

Brahms-Cziffra: Hungarian Dance 5 Audio+Sheet music

The detection of the characteristic elements of the Hungarian gypsies’ improvisatory style will receive particular attention. Email this document to. He was captured by Russian partisans and brajms as a prisoner of war. This article is about the pianist.

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