Cziffra - Improvisatory fireworks + Chopin 10/1

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Cziffra - Improvisatory fireworks + Chopin 10/1

Postby Doxy » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:51 am


Just to add an interesting clip of Cziffra` warming up at the BBC.....
Chopin 10/1 won` t be to everyone` s taste, still, it is hugely entertaining...


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Postby juufa72 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:55 pm

I know I will insult a lot of people by saying this, but, I really don't see Cziffra as amongst the greatest pianists of the world. Sure he was talented, but I feel that most of his music was just showing off, nothing more nothing less.
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Postby PJF » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:52 pm

I agree, Juuf. (He was really good at showing off!) In his own words, he became famous for playing, "Liszt, Liszt et encore Liszt."

I love that clip, Doxy. Thanks! :lol:


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Postby robert » Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:15 am

Technically brilliant and one of the fastest ever but his musical interpretations are often different and in his own style. He was a showman and that was probably the driving factor for him but he could played in a sensitive way too. For example listen to his Mozart which is really good.

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Postby Terez » Tue May 08, 2007 7:58 am

You know, he had a bit of 25/10 in there at the beginning, and a bit of 10/12 in the middle, and I think there was a bit of Islamey mixed in throughout. When he got to the 10/1, it was of course very sloppy, but I don't think he was intending it to be performance-quality.
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