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The limits of Cziffra (Read 1775 times)

Offline perprocrastinate

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The limits of Cziffra
« on: June 28, 2012, 05:24:17 PM »
Hypothetically, if Cziffra attempted to play Alkan's Op. 39-1 Étude, Comme Le Vent twice as fast, do you think he could do it?


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Re: The limits of Cziffra
«Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 01:16:48 AM »
Oh come on, it wasn't that stupid of a question.

Offline j_menz

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Re: The limits of Cziffra
«Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 01:07:01 AM »
Oh come on, it wasn't that stupid of a question.

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In my view, his musical sensibilities would kick in and stop him.
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Re: The limits of Cziffra
«Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 02:24:56 PM »
No, but he'd do better than almost anyone else could.
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Offline richard black

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Re: The limits of Cziffra
«Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 09:15:50 PM »
No, he couldn't do it, not least because I'm pretty sure it would exceed the fundamental repetition speed of even the best modern piano.
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