Janina Fialkowska turns 60 today, proving that seducing audiences has nothing to do with age
A big, fond Happy Birthday to Janina Fialkowska, who turns 60 today. The Montreal-born pianist, now based in Connecticut, is busier than ever, especially in Europe. And her sensitive, elegant playing is a continuing inspiration.
Fialkowska is best known for her interpretations of the music by Chopin and Liszt. Here's something a bit less commonplace, an earnestly, sparklingly rendered first movement of the effusively late-Romantic E-Major Piano Concerto by Moritz Moszkowski. She is performing with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony conducted by Raffi Armenian on this older CBC SM5000 disc (Souvenirs of Poland, SMCD 5140):