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Nyiregyházi Archive

This page offers the largest and most comprehensive on-line archive on Ervin Nyiregyházi, and also provides supplemental information to Kevin Bazzana's book "Lost Genius".

Please let me know if you have/find any EN-related materials that are not in this archive (ErvinNy(at)fugue.us)





Musical Wonder Child. 1903-1920


Book

Psychology of a music prodigy by G. Revesz (signed by Nyiregyházi himself), English edition, 1925

Psychology of a music prodigy by G. Revesz pdf version (signed by Nyiregyházi himself), English edition, 1925


Concert Program

Max Fiedler (cond), BPO concert10/14/1915, Berlin

Solo recital, 10/14/1918, Denmark

Arthur Nikisch (cond), BPO concert 10/21/1918, Berlin

Ignaz Neumark (cond), National Theatrets Orkester concert, 11/23/18, Norway

Georg Schneevoigt, Nils Grevillius (cond), 01/16/1919, Sweden

Nils Grevillius (cond), 01/19/1919, Sweden

Solo concert, 1/22/1919, Sweden

Solo concert, 3/7/1919, Norway

Solo concert, 10/1/1919, Sweden

Solo concert, 10/6/1919, Sweden

Solo concert, 12/29/1919 Sweden

Georg Schneevoight (cond), Konsertforenlogens symphonikor, 01/8/1920, Sweden

Solo Recital, 1/11/1920, Sweden


Composition
Berceuse OP1, Chatter of Women Op2, Wedding march, Op3

Grande Sonate Heroique (1917), p1

Trimph!: Zwite Grosse Fantasie (1919), p1

Mephisto Fantasie (1919)



Photo
Nyiregyházi standing at the Buckingham palace with his father (1911)

Nyiregyházi at the age of fifteen (1918)




A Young Liszt for the Pianoforte. 1920-1928

Pianoroll Recording and Film


Book
Psychology of a music prodigy by G. Revesz (signed by Nyiregyházi himself), English edition, 1925

Psychology of a music prodigy by G. Revesz pdf version (signed by Nyiregyházi himself), English edition, 1925


Concert Program

Pierre Monteux (cond), Boston Symphony Orchestra, 10/14-15/1921, Boston #1, #2
(See MusQS, too)

Pierre Monteux (cond), Boston Symphony Orchestra, 10/20/1921, Boston

Pierre Monteux (cond), Boston Symphony Orchestra, 11/27/1922, Boston

Ossip Gabrilowitsch (cond) Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1921-22 season #1, #2

John Charles Thomas (Baritone), 1/1/1922, Boston #1, #2

John Charles Thomas (Baritone), 4/8/1923, Boston #1, #2

Solo Concert, 1/8/1923, NY #1, #2

Solo Concert, 1/9/1924, CA #1, #2

Duo concert (with Guido Ciccolini) 4/16/1925, N.Y., #cover, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

Solo Concert, 1/25/1928, L.A.

Henry Schoenefeld (cond), The Woman's Symphony Orchestra 4/19/1928 L.A.


Advertisement

US debut concert (Carnegie Hall), 10/18/1920

Solo concert (Carnegie Hall), 10/1/1921 #1, #2

Solo concert (Carnegie Hall), 10/23/1921 (contributed by A. Villani)

Knabe booklet (1924)

Knabe poster (1921??)

Ampico ad for Sinding "Prelude" (1923)


Composition

"Amongst the ruins of the past", musicmanuscript #1, #2, and the sound file:
composed on March, 1927 and September, 1984


Photo

Nyiregyházi arriving at Ellis island (1920)

Nyiregyházi standing (1923)

Nyiregyházi standing with a mask made by G.M. Brown(1920s)

Nyiregyházi in 1920's

Nyiregyházi at a piano (1920's)

Niyregyházi on a chair (1920's)

Nyiregyházi with Harold Lloyd


Art


A bust (probably made by Charles Andrew Hafner, around 1920-21). The photo was taken by Nicholas Haz.

A mask (by "Grace Marion Browne" (possibly Grace Marion Brown, a graphic artist), around 1920-21)



Letter, MusQS

Nyiregyházi MusQS, 10/15/1921



A Soldier of Fortune. 1928-1972

Live Recording and Film

Concert Program

Solo Concert (jointed with Yucatan Quintette), 3/15/1930, L.A., #1, #2, #3

Modest Artschuler (cond), FMP symphony concert, 10/21,
24/1936,L.A.

Solo Concert, 11/13/1936, L.A.,  #1, #2, #3, #4

Modest Artschuler (cond), FMP symphony concert, 1/27/37, L.A. #1, #2, #3


Modest Artschuler (cond), FMP, Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, 2/1/1938, L.A.

James Sample (cond), 12/25/1940, L.A.

Solo concert, 1/29/1941, L.A. #1, #2

Solo concert, 4/6/1941, CA (ticket)

Solo cincert series, 1944-45 (ticket)

Solo concert as "Mr.X", 5/13/1946

Solo concert, 7/27/1957, CA (English) (Hungarian)


Composition

"Longing for America", musicmanuscript, Feb-March, 1931

"A soldier of fortune", p1, (Rhythmic Notation)
May, 1939


"Checkmate No.2", cover page, p1, 1942


Nontitled, musicmanuscript #1, #2:
composed during the fall in 1945

Untitled (Allegro Moderato), musicmanuscript #1, #2, #3: June, 1970, Vienna



Photo
Good-looking Nyiregyházi around 1920s-30s

Nyiregyházi's second wife, Xandra

Nyiregyházi having a hangover?, 1930s

Nyiregyházi WPA promotion photo, 1930s

Nyiregyházi and Gloria Swanson, 1937

Nyiregyházi with his wife Genevieve, 1937

Nyiregyházi wearing a Mask (Mr.X), 1946

Nyiregyházi at 54, 1957

Nyiregyházi passport photo#1, 1959??


Legal Document

Declaration of Intention, 1935 (with EN's photo)


Art


Willy Pogany's sketch of EN, 1941




The Pianist Who Came In from the Cold. 1972-1980

Live Recording


Concert Program

Solo concert at the century club, CA, 12/17/1972, #1, #2

Solo concert at the old first church, CA, 5/6/1973, #1, #2
(Desmar's "Two legends")

Solo concert at Forest Hill Club House, CA, 5/24/1973

Solo concert at Ronald F. Antonioli's house, CA, 7/29/1973, #1, #2, hand-written tracks by Nyiregyházi

Solo concert at Ronald F. Antonioli's house, CA, 4/30/1978


Photo

L.A. Clark Hotel card

Nyiregyházi passport photo#2 (undated)

Nyiregyházi passport photo#3 (undated)

Nyiregyházi passport photo#4 (undated)

Nyiregyházi wearing a jacket

Nyiregyházi standing on Ofarell street in San Francisco (Ofarell & Tayler) (by the San Francisco chronicle), August 1978


A Great Antithesis 1980-1987
(C)
Y.Hatano

Live Recording

Concert Program


Solo Recitals, 5/31/1980 and 6/1/1980, Takasaki, Japan (EN himself handwrote what he was going to play)
(Contributed by Jun Kinoshita)

Solo Recitals, Takasaki (1/10/82) and Tokyo (1/21/82), Japan
(Contributed by Jun Kinoshita)


Advertisement


Flyers (Japanese)(English) for "World Premiere" Concert in 1982. This flyer includes a ticket to book a new LP album planned then (not "The messengers of Peace" )

Solo recital, Tokyo (1/21/82), Japan-1

Solo recital, Tokyo (1/21/82), Japan-2   


Article

The Focus (1/29/1982): EN's 79th Birthday Concert (1/19/1982) held in the Hotel New Otani


Composition

"Japanese Monody", musicmanuscript, June 8, 1980
(Contributed by Jun Kinoshita)

"Ninety Five Years Ago", musicmanuscript, 7/31/1981

"Amongst the ruins of the past", musicmanuscript #1, #2, and the sound file:
composed on March, 1927 and September, 1984

"Castle, No.2". musicmanuscript, December 20, 1984

"The Bottomless Pit (No.3), musicmanuscript January 3, 1985

"Andante Ethereal", musicmanuscript, Feb 7, 1985.

"The Truncated Life-Task (No.I)", musicmanuscript #1, #2, April 4, 1986

"The Laughters of the Murderer", musicmanuscript #1, #2, April 27, 1986

"The Terror of Playing Beethoven’s “Appassionata” in Concert" #1, #2, July 18, 1986



Photo

1) Yoshimasa Hatano Photos
These photos, taken by a Japanese photographer Yoshimasa Hatano, are all copyrighted materials.
Please do not use without his permission.

(10.8.2014) I've noticed these photos have been used in Youtube videos presumably without the copyright owner's consent. Please be aware that anyone who wants to use Mr. Hatano's photos would need to get his permission, or need to pay license fees to him. If this continues to happen, I would have to stop providing these materials.

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo#22
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano)

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo#8
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano)

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo#20
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano)

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo#17
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano)

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo#4
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano)

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo #7
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano))

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo #21
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano))

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo #11
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano))

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo #10
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano))

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo #6
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano)): "Lost Genius" cover photo

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo #5
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano))

Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo #13
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano))


Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo #12
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano))


Nyiregyházi in Japan (1982) photo #15
((C) Yoshimasa Hatano))


2) Other photo

Nyiregyházi passport photo#5 (1986~87?)

Nyiregyházi's hands (taken by Doris Nyiregyházi) #1, #2

Nyiregyházi (without wearing a tie!) at home #1 (taken by Doris)

Nyiregyházi at home #2 (taken by Doris)

Nyiregyházi at home #3 (taken by Doris)

Nyiregyházi at home #4 (taken by Doris)

Nyiregyházi's gravestone, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Glendale, CA

Nyiregyházi funeral card #1, #2, #3





1987-present








Book


Lost Genius by Kevin Bazzana

Award

The Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Musical Biography, in the “concert music” category (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), 2008

The International Piano Awards 2007: Book of the year

The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (Nominated)

The American music press for the"Best Book" award (Nominated)

Edition
Canadian edition (2007)

US edition (2007)

"Pianist X" (tr. by Birgit Irgang), German edition (2007)

Canadian paperback edition (2008)

"Ushinawareta Tensai" (tr. by Keisuke Suzuki) Japanese edition

Bookreview

The globe and mail (by A. Kuerti)

The star.com

Times Colonist

Quill and Quire

Review in Canada

Kirkus Review

Publisher's weekly reviews

Booklist (see the News (8/1/07) section)

Library Journal (see the News (8/14/07) Section)

The New York Sun

The Washington Post (see: Japanese version)

The New Yorker

The Wall Street Journal

The New York Times

Die Zeit

Santa Fe New Mexican (visit p54-56)

CourierPost Online

American Hungarian Federation

The Los Angeles Times (2008) by Mark Swed

Deserest Morning news

The Atlantic

Forbes

Palmbeachpost.com

the Chicago Tribune (The link is dead)

The Buffalo News (The link is dead)

The US paperback (The link is dead)

Cape Gazette(see the news 9/21/08 section)

The American cultural magazine Chronicles (see the news 9/21/08 section)

Laff Soceity Newsletter (2008 winter) by Will Hertz

The Los Angels Times (2011) by By Anthony Mostrom

Asahi Simbun News Paper (by Yokoo Tadanori, Japanese edition only)


Compositions catalogued by Kevin Bazzna

[Untitled]. Moderately Slow. E-flat major—A minor. C. 2 pp. [Undated]. Mm. 1-5 are an exact quotation of the opening of the sprightly Fugue in E-flat Major from Book 1 of J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. The quotation breaks off suddenly with a diminished-seventh chord on the downbeat of m. 6, where the third voice enters in the original. What follows is new music, dour in nature, apparently influenced by late Liszt, mostly comprising chains of block chords, single-line “recitative,” and LH tremolos. Nyiregyházi gives no hints as to the significance, programmatic or otherwise, of his quotation from Bach, with whose music he was never closely associated. p1, p2



Radio/TV interview

CBC radio (the link is dead)

The Charles Taylor Prize Ceremony (10:30-15:40) (the link is dead)

“Take 5,” on CIUT (89.5 FM), the campus station of the University of Toronto (46:10 to 56:35.)

CTV interview (highlight)


Web Page

Liszt Academy (Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem)

Aron Gross's web site

Stephen Hough's blog

M. Brown's EN application page

Stefan Abls' site

Kakuyu Sekikawa's EN page


Amica's Nyiregyházi page

Database tracking the fate of Nyiregyházi's family during the Holocaust (Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem)

Interview with Gyorgy Sandor

Magazine/Journal

Piano (September/October 2007 issue)

International Piano (May/June, 2008 issue)


CD
Nyiregyházi in Performance: Music and Arts (CD-1202)

Cover

Tracklist

CD Review 1 (music international)

CD Review 2 (arkiv music)

CD Review 3 (allmusic)

Nyiregyházi Live, Vol. 1: The Century Club of California, 1972: Sonetto Classics (SONCLA002)

Cover

Tracklist



Obituaries
New York Times (1987)

Los Angels Times (1987)

Associated Press (1987)

Advertisement

The 4th international high school music and fine art competiton


Other

Glenn Gould on EN (from a session tape in 1982) from Glenn Gould Archive in Library and Archive Canada (Tape 1746:Real 11A)

EN's grave information

Link to old newspaper articles, US natualization record, etc (my heritage.com)


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