Polonaise-fantaisie: The Story of a Pianist
Inna Faliks, piano
Rebecca Mozo, narrator
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 CD—her first for Delos—Inna has a captivating, powerful and very moving tale to tell.
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 life story from childhood onward. Music and words combine to spin a powerful and moving tale.
Soulmates: Music for Cello, Clarinet, and Piano
Amitai Vardi, Uri Vardi, Arnon Erez
Cellist extraordinaire (and cherished Delos artist) Uri Vardi is one of America’s most revered virtuosos and teachers. In this glowing recording, he is joined by none other than his son, distinguished clarinetist Amitai Vardi, as well as renowned pianist Arnon Erez. All three musicians combine their considerable talents in captivating renditions of two wondrous clarinet trios: Beethoven’s Op. 11 and Brahms’s Op. 114.
In a 21st-century addition to these classic trios, father and son come together to create splendid readings of contemporary composer Jan Radzynski’s fascinating Concert Duos. In all, it’s a recording of both classic and contemporary works that will delight and thrill listeners from beginning to end.