Sunday Supplement – Georges Cziffra and Georges Cziffra, Jr. play César Franck

*Each Sunday, instead of writing a full blog piece, we will be posting a video or audio recording of a classical music performance, with just a couple of lines of supporting text. If you have a few minutes, it’s a great opportunity to simply watch or listen to the music, without the usual distractions of words.

Today we have a beautiful performance from Georges Cziffra playing César Franck’s Symphonic Variations along with Orchestre National de l’ORTF, conducted by his own son, Georges Cziffra, Jr.

The incredible and, at many times, heartbreaking personal story of Cziffra will be the subject of a longer future blog post. His son Georges Cziffra, Jr. died tragically in a fire at age 39.

This recording, and the many others they performed on together, shows the profound musical relationship they shared.

So, with no further ado, here is Georges Cziffra, Georges Cziffra, Jr. and Orchestre National de l’ORTF playing César Franck’s Symphonic Variations.


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