Good luck with that one-I’ve been a few inches away from finding it online but when I got there the guy who had posted it (it was on another. Check out The Flying Of The Bumble-Bee by György Cziffra on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on

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

This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat I think I may look into it, but not after a few months have gone by. Retrieved 5 June I just finished listening to it on midi and I think I need a new pair of underwear.

He gave numerous concerts in Hungary, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.

I’ll try later on. Anyone want to try it?

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. In Cziffra escaped with his wife and son to Vienna, where his recital was warmly received. It would be great if I could listen to him play. Ok, try this link for the Schubert Sonata D played by Richter. His unit was sent to the Russian front.

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I just found “Stars and Stripes Forever” and, well, actually ALL of his transcriptions for download on a website, but have had problems loading most of it. Pianistcomposerarranger. Is it comparable to any of the Etudes Transcendentale by Liszt?


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Speaking of insanely hard transcriptions, have you seen any of Horowitz’s?

György Cziffra

I don’t have Cziffra playing the Flight of the bumblebee Transcription. Quote Originally posted by Goldberg: Cziffra always performed with a large leather wristband to support cziffrq 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. Thanks for that iamcanadian. Gould Post Club Member. He is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all time. 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.

After attempting to escape communist Hungary in he was again imprisoned and subject to hard labour in the period — Good luck with that one-I’ve been a few inches away from finding it online but when I got there the guy who had posted it it was on another forum had taken it down-curses!

But, I have ordered two books of Cziffra’s transcriptions from sheetmusicplus. For MIDI, you can easily well, relatively put the notes in bef have a computer play them back. I found the score online a few days ago again, I’d have to look it up again on my other computer if you’re interested and there’s a video of Daniel Pollack playing it, which I saw for the first time months ago but only just found it again yesterday.

Le Vol du bourdon (Flight of the Bumblebee)

But if you listen to a CD, you are actually hearing what people may have heard played by a real, living pianist at some point, the Hungarian with hands like greased lightning. Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Goldberg Post Club Member. Dissertation, University of North Carolina Greensboro, He learned without sheet music, instead repeating and improvising over tunes sung by his parents.


I doubt I could play any of those things in two lifetimes Shrek, I’m not sure what you meant by posting that, it’s the music to the 2nd edition of the Paganini-Liszt La Campanella, and not of the Bumblebee. It’s not the full thing, only an excerpt, but VERY enjoyable. Zciffra Enzyklopedie der Musik. 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 Again, if you’re interested, I may be able to hunt down the music again By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Please Pass It On! Originally posted by Goldberg: Again, I’ve had some bad luck in downloading the music, but be patient and bse it a few times, it may work better czifra you guys. Most Online 15, Mar 21st, Got to say I don’t actually like that transcription but the virtuosity is amazing!!

Cziffra died in Longpont-sur-OrgeEssonneFrance, aged 72, from a heart attack [8] resulting from a series of complications from lung cancer. I could do it in low quality, since geocities only allows 15 megs. The Variations are often regarded as Horowitz’s most simple work on a technical scale.

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