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Cziffra In Prague 1955


Release Date: 02/22/2011 
Label:  Ica Classics   Catalog #: 5008   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel BachDomenico ScarlattiFrançois CouperinFranz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 1955 recital, only Cziffra’s second studio recording is totally free from eccentricity and represents Cziffra at his best. It features miniatures (CPE Bach, Scarlatti and Couperin) as well as the Liszt war horses which Cziffra became famous for. The two bonus tracks come from a 1959 recital in Turin, which show off Cziffra’s dazzling technique. The Bach arr. Liszt: Fantasy & Fugue, like the rest of the CD, has never appeared on CD before. It is extremely rare having been remastered from a collector's LP using ICA’s Ambient mastering Process. This 1955 recital, only Cziffra’s second studio recording is totally free from eccentricity and represents Cziffra at his best. It features miniatures (CPE Bach, Scarlatti and Couperin) as well as the Liszt war horses which Cziffra became famous for. The two bonus tracks come from a 1959 recital in Turin, which show off Cziffra’s dazzling technique. The Bach arr. Liszt: Fantasy & Fugue, like the rest of the CD, has never appeared on CD before. It is extremely rare having been remastered from a collector's LP using ICA’s Ambient mastering Process. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard in B minor, Wq 55 no 3/H 245: Cantabile by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Classical 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 446/L 433 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 533/L 395 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 284/L 90 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
6.
Pičces de clavecin, Book 2: Ordre 6 in B flat major by François Couperin
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
7.
Rhapsodie espagnole for Piano, S 254 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1863; Rome, Italy 
8.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 
9.
Fantasy and Fugue of JS Bach in G minor (BWV 542) for Piano, S 463 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1863 
10.
Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 7, Funérailles by Franz Liszt
Performer:  György Cziffra (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 

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