Links to all Corona Fridays performances:

Since March 20, 2020, Inna has been presenting short informal concerts from her home, dubbed “Corona Fridays.” Here are the 12 installments, thus far, of the video series – written about beautifully in this article on the Ampersand blog. Each episode features music that is newer, older – and words, of some kind – whether poetry that stands on its own, or is part of the piece, as in the case of Veronika Krausas’s “Master and Margarita” Suite.

Corona Fridays 1: Shchedrin, Chopin, and more 

Corona Fridays 2: Ravel, Tchaikovsky, and Chopin

Corona Fridays 3: Beethoven, Golub, Danielpour, and more

Corona Fridays 4: Pajama Children’s Edition

Corona Fridays 5: Beethoven, Paganini-Liszt, and poetry by Jesse Ball

Corona Fridays 6: Mozart, Takemitsu, and Chopin

Corona Fridays 7: Pajama Children’s Edition

Corona Fridays 8: Tchaikovsky and Freidlin

Corona Fridays 9: Ljova and Wieck-Schumann

Corona Fridays 10: Krausas and Wieck-Schumann

Corona Fridays 11: Krausas, Ljova, and Liszt

Corona Fridays 12: Kids Edition

Corona Fridays 14: Scarlatti and Maya Miro Johnson

Corona Fridays 15: Pajama Fridays with Frida and Nathaniel

Corona Fridays 16: Chopin Etude Sandwich

Corona Fridays 17: Schumann, Rachmaninoff

Corona Fridays 5th episode

This episode of my weekly Spring 2020 concerts from my home features many of the poets I have worked with over the years.

This one features a reading of work the founding poet of Music/Words – Jesse Ball.

Program is Beethoven Fantasie op 77, Corigliano Fantasia on an Ostinato and Paganini-Liszt La Campanella.

 

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed: “Hashtags from my Soviet childhood”

by Inna Faliks

“We now live in a realm of buzzwords, hashtags, slogans that can seduce us with the neatness of tidily packaged concepts in our desire for change. But “equality,” “revolution” and “proletariat” are rendered meaningless in environments where they are overused. We’ve entered an age of Newspeak – though, unlike in “1984,” this is not part of government indoctrination but our own doing.”

Full Article

Listen to Sundays Live, Recorded Live at LACMA

Inna recently made a stop in LACMA at Sundays Live, broadcasted live on April 21, 2019 at the Leo S. Bing Theater.

“It is my 15th and last performance at Bing – before they close for rebuilding. This hall is going to be torn down, and a new one built – a smaller one.”

Click here to listen to Inna’s broadcast performance of Beethoven: Six Bagatelles, Opus 126, and Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13.

The Future of Classical Music is Chinese

Inna’s new op-ed with the Washington Post highlights her recent concert tour and visiting professorship in China:

“But as I looked at the line of young pianists, I thought that I stood face-to-face not with the past, but with the future of classical music.

I found the passion, drive and work ethic of Chinese music students staggering. And the dedication from the audiences was evident, as every seat — regardless of the city — was always taken. Reverence for Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Schumann seems to have no connection to any economic or political agenda.”

Read the full article here.

  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