Inna Faliks, a renowned pianist and the head of UCLA’s piano department, presents a program that explores, through music, Mikhail Bulgakov’s iconic Soviet novel of art, irony, love, religion, and Faustian legend, The Master and Margarita. Faliks will perform the world premiere of two compositions that celebrate the novel and have been composed especially for this evening: Maya Miro Johnson’s Satan’s Ball, and The Master and Margarita suite for piano by Vera Ivanova. Both Faliks and Ivanova grew up in the Soviet Union. The premieres also reflect on a painting by Stanislav Molodykh in the Wende Museum’s collection that references the famous Soviet novel. The program will also include Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B Minor, an epic Faustian work.
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