The Masters Collection: György Cziffra 3cd
Rozsnyai, Zoltán; Budapest Symphony Orchestra; Cziffra, György; Lehel, György; Hungarian State Orchestra
The Masters Collection compiles the iconic recordings of some of the most renowned artists of Hungaroton. The collection features recordings which define an oeuvre, a specific era and which will be an unforgettable experience for all listeners. Gyorgy Cziffra is hailed as one of the most remarkable pianists of the 20th century. His aastounding technique, artistic approach, and impassioned interpretations have earned him widespread acclaim. His effortless, almost ethereal virtuosity, his brilliant 16th and 32nd rhythms and superb ornamental passages render him one of the last representatives of the Great Classics of the 19th century. “In the realm of classical music, his name has been immortalized as a synonym of piano playing just as Liszt’s name had been. He has often been hailed as Liszt’s true heir, being the only one taking the place left vacant by the pianist… He had a remarkable virtuoso technique but also had the capacity to leave an intellectual imprint on the music he was playing…” (Hungarian musicologist Janos Macsai.