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Offline cziffra

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jeno jando
on: December 21, 2003, 04:28:46 AM
does anyone else find this man enigmatically depressing?  he has the hugest repertoire i've ever known and possibly one of the largest recorded repertoire's in the history of man, a feat which requires an intense life-long diligence and hard work, and yet he seems to go through the musical community unnoticed.  some of his stuff is a little stiff, perhaps, but others, like the 3rd movement of the waldstein sonata, can be quite spectacular.  

is he neglected because he works with naxos or what?
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Re: jeno jando
Reply #1 on: December 21, 2003, 05:37:09 AM
I haven't heard his Waldstein, but his Schubert impromptus (all three sets) and moments are among my favorite recordings, I'm not sure if "stiff" is this word, maybe "controlled and tragic". I especially like his op. 142 impromptus.
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Re: jeno jando
Reply #2 on: December 21, 2003, 07:33:28 AM
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is he neglected because he works with naxos or what?


I hope not because there are some exceptional artists who record for Naxos,
Ed

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Re: jeno jando
Reply #3 on: December 21, 2003, 08:18:08 PM
I dont like some of his recordings because of the sound quality, naxos is very hit and miss for sound quality. His Liszt etudes are great though, and so is his scherzo and march.
The best pianist ive heard on naxos has to be Mr Cohen, for the Liszt piano music Vol.1, thats one HELL of a cd.
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Re: jeno jando
Reply #4 on: December 24, 2003, 03:06:36 AM
just on an aside, does anyone know how to properly pronounce his name?
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Re: jeno jando
Reply #5 on: December 24, 2003, 08:00:05 AM
His name would be pronounced in a Hungarian manner, as he is from Hungary. I'm guessing this means "j" pronounced like a consonant "y" (I'm East European, so I might be close).

I am looking at the notes from one of his CDs (Schubert Moments Musicaux, NAXOS) and it is concise with respect to the artist, he was born in 1952, he studied at the Liszt Academy, he won major international competitions in Hungary and in Australia (no I don't mean Austria) and he has performed in N. America but only in Canada. He is still alive, has recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas (!) and is recording the complete mozart concerti.
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