El Norte

by Gabriel Rangel
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Music and poetry are two artistic manifestations that usually combine well, complementing each other. 

Proof of this was given by the Ukrainian Inna Faliks in her first recital at the International Piano Festival Beethoven Hall. 

With “Godai”, by the Brazilian Clarice Assad, she not only displayed her talent on the octaves, but also, and simultaneously, recited a poetry by the American Steven Schroeder during the second and third movements. 

And not only there the lyricism of the evening arose, also at other times, as in the second movement, andante espressivo, of the Third Sonata for piano Op. 5 in F minor, by the German Johannes Brahms, with which he started the program, O well; in “Le Gibet” of “Gaspard de la Nuit”, by Frenchman Maurice Ravel.

In both, and throughout the concert, she showed a great pianistic temperament, wide sonority and precision in the attack of notes in works, all of high technical demand. In short, a concert pianist of great level, dedicated to her musical work. 

In addition to the above, she also performed the “Fantasia” in D minor K. 397, by the Austrian Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, where only certain unusual accents were criticizable; and “Basso Ostinato”, by Russian Rodion Shchedrin. 

The attendees, who occupied only two-thirds of the lower part of the San Pedro Auditorium, gave a warm applause and Faliks returned, in case everything had already been interpreted so little, to offer encore a piece of bravery: Estudio No.3, S. 140, “La Campanella”, by the Hungarian Franz Liszt.

Full Review

  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