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Polonaise-Fantasie: The Story of a Pianist / Faliks, Mozo

Release Date: 07/14/2017 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3540  
Composer:  Rodion ShchedrinJohann Sebastian BachJan FreidlinWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Inna Faliks
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Inna Faliks is a spellbinding Ukrainian-born pianist with a glowing international reputation. Her long-standing practice of alternating musical interludes with the spoken word takes the form here of narrative storytelling. And with this unique album - her first for Delos - Inna has a captivating, powerful and very moving tale to tell. Her story chronicles her life's path: her family's emigration to America, her seminal early influences and her evolution as an artist. And it's also her love story, as she is reunited as an adult with the childhood friend who is now her husband. Each episode of the pianist's saga - dramatically narrated by actress Rebecca Mozo - alternates with a beautifully played masterpiece that is closely connected to her Read more life story from childhood onward. Music and words combine to spin a powerful and moving tale. Read less

Works on This Recording

Basso ostinato by Rodion Shchedrin
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 18 in G minor, BWV 863 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Ballade in Black and White by Jan Freidlin
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005; Russia 
Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Chants polonais (6), S 480: No. 1, Madchens Wunsch by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1860; Germany 
Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S 141: no 3, La Campanella by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851 
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
Preludes (3) for Piano by George Gershwin
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Retrouvailles by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 4, Nocturne in C sharp minor by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Oockooing Bird by Harrison Birtwistle
Performer:  Inna Faliks (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

Customer Reviews

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 Blurred fingers! August 10, 2017 By lou m. (New York City, NY) See All My Reviews "Spectacular performances by one of the best contemporary pianists I have heard.....and SEEN." Report Abuse
 Such a pleasure! August 10, 2017 By Irina F. See All My Reviews "Very touching. Perfect blend of music and story. Brilliant playing." Report Abuse
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