by Daniel Kepl
Santa Barbara Symphony review – April 15, 2023: Beethoven Dreams
Performing Arts Review
[On Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4]
Faliks has crafted a signature interpretation of the work. Her confident playing, bold and articulate, is also a puff pastry of tapered phrasing and delicate rubati. Faliks demurs discreetly at cadential points and enjoys with delight, the fun of harmonic crunches, especially the sneaky ones. Her cadenzas Saturday night, particularly at the end of the first movement, were a pleasure to hear, as the artist contemplated then dissected, the art of nuance.