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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two children.
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“The cemeteries are full of people who thought they were indispensable.”
— Fr. Valentine Young, OFM (2007)

The Most Insane Thing Heard By Anyone
published 10 August 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

USED TO THINK Horowitz’s additions to the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody were the most amazing virtuoso display I ever heard. I was wrong. Here’s György Cziffra’s arrangment of Flight of the Bumblebee:

      * *  Audio Recording Only (1954) — Mp3 Format

Other “live” versions of Cziffra playing this exist on Youtube. For the record, Cziffra had a very interesting and inspiring life.