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|Ingrid Fliter Live in Recital|
Actor: Ingrid Fliter
Director: Tony Adzinikolov
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
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Ingrid Fliter: A Major Young Artist
John F. Binder | Skokie, Illinois | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who have not yet had the opportunity to see and /or hear Argentinean-born pianist Ingrid Fliter perform, this DVD is a must. She is possessed of an extraordinary talent, and this recital at the Miami International Piano Festival in 2006 provides and excellent chance to see her in action. Last year she won the prestigious Gilmore Award presented to artists of exceptional accomplishment and promise, putting her in the company of other major young artists such as Piotr Anderszewski and Leif Ove Andsnes.
Her program displays her remarkable technical command and firepower. She could no doubt readily dash off the Manhattan phone directory if it could be translated into a score. She plays fistfuls of notes at high speed without missing a thing. The recital begins with the wonderful Haydn Sonata, No. 53, and continues with Beethoven's 32 Variations on an Original Theme and his 18th Sonata. The latter is filled with good humor and engaging themes. Following these are a number of Chopin works, the Nocturne Op. 27 no.2, The Polonaise Op. 44, the Fourth Scherzo, and the Fourth Ballade.
I think her Beethoven playing is superb and that her performance of the Chopin Ballade was the high point of the recital: lyrical, energetic, brilliant, exciting, and moving. There are moments in some of the other works where I think she has a tendency to let her virtuosity, especially in regard to tempi and volume, overwhelm the lyrical sides of the works. The Haydn seemed a bit fast, for example, especially in the first movement.
The performance is nearly and hour and a half in length, and is followed by a half- hour interview. She is clearly a serious artist who has thought a great deal about what she is doing and trying to do. She is also a vivacious, articulate and beautiful young woman. In a word she has just about everything that the gods can provide to one of our kind. She is a work in progress, as all great artists should be, and already operating at an extraordinarily high level. In short, I think she will only get better.
In the interview she mentioned that she has played two of the Beethoven concertos and one may hope these will be released on disc soon. Her two currently available CDs are music of Beethoven and Chopin, and this DVD is includes many of the works, which appear on the two CDs except for the Haydn Sonata. The CDs together contain a good deal more than the DVD. It was good to see her playing a work by Haydn. and we look forward to seeing her explore the wider piano repertoire. She also discusses her parents' role in her musical development, and relates that while in her teens she performed for Martha Argerich who urged her to study in Europe and helped her line up a teacher there.
I recently had the opportunity to see Ms. Fliter play in Chicago where she performed some of these same works. She is an exciting and convincing artist. The DVD communicates a very good sense of this excitement and power.
A fine and rare artist
Rodolfo Ritter | Mexico, Distrito Federal Mexico | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ingrid Fliter have a very intense, and structural way of playing. The Haydn reveals an extraordinary sense of phrasing and articulation. The Béethoven's dinamics and use of the agogic details are superb. Not to mention the Chopin., Specially the Fourth Ballade, in my opinion, one of the best ever to be recorded. IS a rare artist , cause a real and sincere aura prevail under his interpretations."
Ingrid Fliter an Amazing Pianist
Edwin L. Racine | Caledonia, MI USA | 04/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After seeing and hearing Ms. Fliter in concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently, I ordered the DVD entitled Ingrid Fliter: Live in Recital. I am writing to recommend her work without reservation. Ms. Fliter has phenomenal key board technique. She interprets Chopin with finesse; flawlessly. Of course, Ms. Fliter's interview by Gilmore International is an added bonus. She truly is a class act in every way. --Edwin Racine, Caledonia, Michigan"