Ivan Ilic CD release: Godowsky/Chopin works
American-born piano virtuoso Ivan Ilic has just released a CD of Godowsky's transcriptions of Chopin's etudes... for the left hand alone. Considered some of the most difficult works in piano repertoire, Ilic has made the rare release of the entire 22 work set of works. Released Wednesday in Paris, not yet released here in the U.S., Kara Dahl Russell had a laughter-filled chat with Ivan about the works, the life of a musician, and a philosophy of art... and life.
(Originally the 3-part interview included selections of music; now reduced to one long segment, music not included in this audio post.)