Ingrid Fliter was born in Buenos Aires and received most of her musical training in Europe. A few years ago she serenaded Fresno audiences as a soloist on our esteemed Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts series. At the time, I was overwhelmed with her musical sensitivity and how she enlisted whole arm, supple wrist energies. A very athletic player with a consummate understanding of the phrase, its curves, twists and turns, she brought her audience to its feet in multiple standing ovations.
After the concert I asked her about how she physically approached the piano and she answered that the energy is generated down from the back muscles.
Here is a favorite performance of this wonderful artist:
The second movement of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 18, Op. 31, No. 3 in Ab Major
(I love the pacing of this movement, and the beautiful well-timed silences. The staccato passages are immaculate, along with interspersed legato to staccato passage work. The abrupt changes in dynamics so characteristic of Beethoven’s writing are well executed.)
Above all, the spirit of Beethoven reigns!
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P.S. Thanks to “Lisa” for directing me to this particular video.
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