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Selected materials from www.Fugue.us/Ervin

His Name
When Nyiregyhazi was asked how to pronounce his name in an interview, he replied:
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His Life
1. Please click here ("Lost genius" by Kevin Bazzana)
2. His complete absolute pitch is well documented in "The Psychology of a music prodigy" by G. Revesz. Revesz recorded that Ervin (7 years old) was able to identify 20 out of 24 notes from these three chords. See the actual notes.

Selected Recordings

1. Liszt: Legendes No.2, "St. Francois De Paule Marchant Sur les flots" ("Wave")
Old First Church, 5/6/1973

2. Liszt: gMazeppah in D Minor, No. 4 from the Eudes d'execution transcendante
(ca. spring or summer of 1924; November 1924; 63703H) , pianoroll recording

3. Liszt: Faust symphony, the 2nd movement "Gretchen"
Ronald Antonioli's home, 4/30/1978

4. Tchaikovsky, arranged by Percy Grainger: Concert Paraphrase on the gFlower Waltzh from The Nutcracker
(ca. September 1922; January 1923; 61613H), pianoroll recording

5. Liszt, "Dante Sonata"
R. Antolinoli's house, 7/29/1973

6. Brahms Piano Sonata No.2, 2nd movement
Century Club, 12/17/1972

Film Footage (appeared as a pianist)
THE LOST ZEPPELIN (1926)
Soul of Monster (1944)

His own words
Also sprach Nyiregyhazi

CTV interview (1978)

His performance for Queen Mary


His slum period


Life without having a piano


The ending