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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 resides with his wife and children.
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“I have, on the other hand, retained several more or less traditional tunes, absolutely valueless and without merit from a musical point of view, but which seem to have become a necessity if a book is to appeal—as I hope this one will—to the varied needs of various churches.”
— A. Edmonds Tozer (1905)

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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.