BEETHOVEN: PIANO SONATA NO.32, POLONAISE, FANTAISIE, “EROICA” VARIATIONS
“Inna Faliks, an American pianist of Ukrainian origin, has already won many honors in competitions, given numerous master classes, and taken up residencies in conservatories and universities on three continents. What distinguishes her from other keyboard artists with impressive resumes is a keen perception of the harmonic and physical structure of the music she plays and an unerring ability to convey this to us in terms of emotion, clarity, and style. She puts them over in one irresistible package better than anyone you are likely to encounter. The fact that she is a Yamaha Artist also plays a part, as the beautifully defined registration of her instrument seems to free her to concentrate on matters of interpretation and communication.”
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.
“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.”
Inna Faliks live streams piano performances from her home every Friday, PST on FB live and IG live, for the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak. Each livestream includes poetry to echo her Music/Words series, as well as new music, standard repertoire and conversation. Previous installments can be found here.
La Campanella, Paganini - LisztInna Faliks4:53
Rzewski "The People United Shall Never Be Defeated" (excerpt, improvised cadenza)Inna Faliks8:36
Beethoven Eroica VariationsInna Faliks9:59
Gershwin: Prelude 3 in E-flat MinorInna Faliks1:25
Mozart Piano Concerto #20 - IIInna Faliks with Chamber Orchestra of St. Matthews10:27
Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) : Scarbo - RavelInna Faliks9:07