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    Hi Everyone,

    Ervin Nyiregyhazi was a romantic style composer and pianist whose work is little known and, in my belief, the compositions are worthy of performances and recordings. I've set up a playlist at YouTube for all the recordings of Nyiregyhazi's music there which I have been able to find. These should give some idea of the qualities of his music.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...zWCBUWIgazRM24


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    I was unaware of the amount of pieces composed & recorded on you-tube, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Sayers View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    Ervin Nyiregyhazi was a romantic style composer and pianist whose work is little known and, in my belief, the compositions are worthy of performances and recordings. I've set up a playlist at YouTube for all the recordings of Nyiregyhazi's music there which I have been able to find. These should give some idea of the qualities of his music.

    Michael
    I'm a fan of (thank God for cut and paste) Ervin Nyiregyhazi as well. I bought the 2-LP set on Columbia. It was very well recorded and produced. Unfortunately, his story is tragic, involving a fragile psyche and alcohol use. He was supposedly the last exponent of a fading Romantic tradition.

    BTW, the above link is to a performance by Stefan Abels of a Nyireghazi composition, not his playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    I'm a fan of (thank God for cut and paste) Ervin Nyiregyhazi as well. I bought the 2-LP set on Columbia. It was very well recorded and produced. Unfortunately, his story is tragic, involving a fragile psyche and alcohol use. He was supposedly the last exponent of a fading Romantic tradition.

    BTW, the above link is to a performance by Stefan Abels of a Nyireghazi composition, not his playing.

    Do you think he could have played Beethoven? I don't - not Bach neither. In the biography it's claimed that he could, play central repetoire, though I think Klemperer disagreed.

    On that LP there are some threnodies from the end of the Années which I liked. He's good in threnodies because the music suits his lugubtious temperament.

    Re his own music, I found the recording of opera transcriptions unlistenable I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joen_cph View Post
    I was unaware of the amount of pieces composed & recorded on you-tube, thanks.
    I might record several later this year to add to the playlist. I am thinking about including some of the long ones [30+ pagers].


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandryka View Post
    Do you think he could have played Beethoven? I don't - not Bach neither. In the biography it's claimed that he could, play central repetoire, though I think Klemperer disagreed.

    On that LP there are some threnodies from the end of the Années which I liked. He's good in threnodies because the music suits his lugubtious temperament.

    Re his own music, I found the recording of opera transcriptions unlistenable I'm afraid.
    These three clips are of Nyiegyhazi playing the Bach-Brahms l.h. Chaconne study in a 1946 movie soundtrack:

    http://www.fugue.us/Beast_Five_1.mp3

    http://www.fugue.us/Beast_Five_2.mp3

    http://www.fugue.us/Beast_Five%203.mp3


    Mvh,
    Michael

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