Skip to main content

Cziffra, György

Cziffra, György (b Budapest, 1921; d Morsang-sur-Orge, 1994). Hung.-born pianist (French cit.). First public perf. at 5 in circus, playing improvisations. Had successful career in Hung. and Europe 1933–41. Prisoner of war and again imprisoned for political beliefs 1950–3. Won Liszt Prize 1955 (first non-composer to do so). Escaped from Hung. during 1956 uprising, settling in Fr. Virtuoso interpreter of 19th cent. repertory. Founded Concours International de Piano, Versailles, 1968, for young pianists.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Cziffra, György." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Cziffra, György." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 17, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cziffra-gyorgy

"Cziffra, György." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Retrieved August 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cziffra-gyorgy

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.