György Cziffra


This recital Cziffra gave in the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in 1960 demonstrates Cziffra at the height of his tremendous powers. In any case there is generally little doubt that Cziffra had a remarkable virtuoso technique. Anyway Cziffra treated technical brilliance as an integral part of the musical expression and there is much more than that. What does vary quite a lot is his sense of poetic phrasing and romantic expression. In this recital which has never appeared on CD before, Cziffra is full of life and his Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 is absolutely astonishing, yet the central section is very sensitively played.

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GYÖRGY CZIFFRA – The legendary Paris Recital 1960

1-2. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.22 in F Major, Op.54 [12:33]
3-7. SCHUMANN: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26 [20:42]
8. SCHUMANN: Toccata in C Major, Op.7 [07:01]
9. LISZT: Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este, HS.163/4 [06:47]
10. LISZT: Valse impromptu in A-flat Major, HS.213 [05:52]
11. LISZT: Gnomenreigen, Concert Étude No.2, HS.145 [03:19]
12. LISZT: Étude d’exécution transcendante No.10, HS.139 [05:53]
13. LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D-flat Major, HS.244 [12:09]

Recorded ∙ 29 January 1960 ∙ Paris ∙ Théâtre des Champs Elysées ∙ Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française ∙ Live Recording

Article number: MC 1014
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050149
Total time: 74:20
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