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    Nyiregyházi Live, Vol 1: The Century Club of California, 1972

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    In the early 1970s, after decades in poverty and obscurity, Hungarian pianist Ervin Nyiregyházi started giving public recitals to help pay for his ninth wife's medical bills. His first full comeback recital took place at Century Club of California, in San Francisco, on December 17, 1972. He offered a large program including Brahms's F-minor sonata, three mazurkas and a prelude by Chopin, Debussy's “Pagodes,” and several works by Liszt.

    In 2016 we obtained the reel-to-reel tapes owned by Nyiregyházi capturing the whole recital. The CD will include sleeve notes by Nyiregyházi’s biographer Kevin Bazzana, and previously unreleased photos drawn from the Takasaki Nyiregyházi archive, which now belongs to Sonetto Classics.

    The album is now available from https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06X3ZK3FB, and many other distributors (http://sonettoclassics.com/recordings.html).


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    Jee Nine wives, he needed a medal or a straight jacket for that alone..................
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    Jee Nine wives, he needed a medal or a straight jacket for that alone..................
    Very big difference .

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    He ended up getting total 10 wives (and countless lovers including Gloria Swanson and Shura Cherkassky). Please check Kevin Bazzana's "Lost Genius" or the CD booklet.....It's just an incredible life.

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    Ervin Nyiregyhazi. A demanding life, not uncommon among concert pianists. But, 10 wives?

    His playing and recorded sound does not entice me further. Thank you, anyway, for this insight.


    Related:

    http://www.nyiregyhazi.org/ny-times-review-of-lost-genius-the-curious-and-tragic-story-of-an-extraordinary-musical-prodigy/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Very big difference .
    take your pick..........................
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    take your pick..........................
    Reminded me of this incident.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ging-wife.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Hey, I'm an Engineer too do you think that would apply to all of us............... like a get out of jail free card!
    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"

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