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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Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: He was captured by Russian partisans and held as a prisoner of war. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat He learned without sheet music, instead repeating and improvising over tunes sung by his parents.

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

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dissertation, University of North Carolina Greensboro, His earliest training in piano came from watching his sister practice.

In Cziffra escaped with his wife and son to Vienna, where his recital was warmly received. Flignt the war he earned bumboebee 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. Cziffra died in Longpont-sur-OrgeEssonneFrance, aged 72, from a heart attack [8] resulting from a series of complications from lung cancer.


Hungary was allied with the Axis during the Second World War. His successful Paris debut the following year preceded his London debut at the Royal Festival Hall playing Liszt czffra first piano concerto and Hungarian Fantasy which was also well received.

Le Vol du bourdon (Flight of the Bumblebee)

Cziffra was born to a poor family in Budapest in Pianistcomposerarranger. Cziffra had just married his wife Soleilka, who was pregnant when he entered military training. She had decided she was going to learn the piano after finding a job which allowed her to save the required amount of money bumblebe buying an upright piano.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 parents had lived in Paris before World War Iwhen they were fliyht as enemy aliens.

He gave numerous concerts in Hungary, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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. Hungarian Gypsy Style in the Lisztian Spirit: Allgemeine Enzyklopedie der Musik.


György Cziffra – Wikipedia

Views Read Edit View history. His unit was sent to the Russian front. However, his promising career was cut short by his death in an apartment fire in A Bumblebeee for the Modern Pianist.

Retrieved 11 April Retrieved 5 June Cziffra always performed with a large leather czifra 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 camp.

Retrieved from ” https: This article is about the pianist. He is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time.

In he founded the Buumblebee 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 czitfra careers. Cziffra, who was weak as a child, often watched his sister practice, and mimicked her. After attempting to escape communist Hungary in he was again imprisoned and subject to hard labour in the period — He became a French citizen in