Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in c minor Op. 111

Record Details

MSR Records
  1. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32, Op. 111 - I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato Inna Faliks

The music on this disc is too unconventional to describe neatly. There are as many ways to play it as there are people who choose to play it. This is why the question “does the world need another Beethoven CD?” did not cause me too much grief while I was making this recording (though it did, of course, rear its taunting head). At any given moment, Beethoven is at once surprising and inevitable, direct and intricate, earthy and transcendent. Ever fresh, the music changes with each utterance. Recording it is a step in a wondrous journey. The four works on this disc present Beethoven’s boundless imagination in a number of guises.

-Inna Faliks


Piano Sonata No, 32 in c minor, Op. 111

I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
II. Arietta (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)

Eroica Variation and Fugue in E Flat Major, Op. 35

Opening and Theme
Variations Nos.1-15
Fugue and Finale

Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89

Fantasia in g minor, Op. 7


Gramophone Magazine

“…authoritative and incisive performances of the Eroica Variations and the Op.111 Sonata… Faliks’ honest technique and meticulous filigree merit admiration and respect.”

Audiophile Audition

“I was not familiar with Inna Faliks until now, and neither apparently is our site, but one hopes that the newfound acquaintance will be developed further. She is a remarkable Ukrainian pianist with chops to burn, a forceful technique and extremely attentive spirit to that of Beethoven. This is a fine recital in warm, resonant sound that highlights the clarity and reasonable sense of balance and voicing that Faliks brings to the instrument. With a desirable program to boot, this is an easy item to recommend.”

The Washington Post

“Poetry … A kind of panoramic vision that looks ahead almost to the world of Gustav Mahler emerged in Faliks’ performance of Beethoven’s Sonata, Op. 111.”


Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, opus 126

February 2020 at LA City College: Ludwig van Beethoven’s 6 Bagatelles, opus 126, with Inna Faliks on piano.

  1. La Campanella, Paganini - Liszt Inna Faliks 4:53
  2. Rzewski "The People United Shall Never Be Defeated" (excerpt, improvised cadenza) Inna Faliks 8:36
  3. Beethoven Eroica Variations Inna Faliks 9:59
  4. Gershwin: Prelude 3 in E-flat Minor Inna Faliks 1:25
  5. Mozart Piano Concerto #20 - II Inna Faliks with Chamber Orchestra of St. Matthews 10:27
  6. Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) : Scarbo - Ravel Inna Faliks 9:07
  7. Sirota by Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin Inna Faliks 7:45