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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ivan Ilic & Feldman's "Le Palais de Mari"

This morning on "You Asked for It"  we featured a 1986 work by Morton Feldman called "Le Palais de Mari."  It is featured on Ivan Ilic's recent highly praised release "The Transcendentalist."  Ivan Ilic basically asked for this himself, by highlighting the piece in a recent interview.

Ivan Ilic, piano
Heresy CD #015
ISBN# 5 060268 640443

In addition to being an acclaimed piano performer, Ilic is a frequently published writer about music, about musical research, and a deeply thoughtful person who is fascinating to interview (you can find my interview of him under "Classical Chat").

In this interview, he expresses his opinion that this particular work by Feldman will become an essential work for pianists, and he also discusses many other concepts regarding performance and recording of great piano works.  Another fascinating interview (on a well known piano blog website):

While other CDs of Ilic may be musically more accessible and more traditional programs, this particular CD has gathered tremendous critical attention, and has been mentioned on several lists as one of the most important classical releases of last year.
Ilic has had articles about music published in many major U.S. newspapers, and his interviews in Europe have become an essential part of the conversation about music performance today. 

Kara Dahl Russell

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