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Cziffra, György [Georges]locked

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(b Budapest, Nov 5, 1921; d Paris, Jan 17, 1994). French pianist of Hungarian birth. Born in dire poverty, he earned money as a child for his family by improvising on popular melodies at a local circus. In 1930 he took up serious study with Dohnányi at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and between ...

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