Photo
The cover of my upcoming album THE TRANSCENDENTALIST on Heresy Records, to be released in June 2014 (distribution Naxos).

The cover of my upcoming album THE TRANSCENDENTALIST on Heresy Records, to be released in June 2014 (distribution Naxos).

Link

The above link is the English-language translation of Opus Klassiek’s recent review of Ivan’s Godowsky CD. Many thanks to Jacques Mattheij!

Photo
Dutch website Opus Klassiek just reviewed the Godowsky CD.English and French translations will be available soon.
Many thanks to Aart van der Walfor his well-researched and thoughtful review. An excerpt in Dutch is below:
“Ilic heeft lang op deze stukken gestudeerd, ‘oude’ oplossingen vervangen door nieuwe, en aldus gestaag verder werkend als het ware de banden met Godowski’s Chopin-studies verder aangetrokken, tot ze als een soort tweede huid fungeerden; terwijl de routine, het ‘gevaar’ voor alle pianisten, buiten de deur werd gehouden. Er zijn allerlei details in dit zo trefzekere spel die daarvan getuigenis afleggen: minuscule kleuringsaccenten die evenwel een belangrijk effect sorteren, dynamische gradaties die een bepaalde passage meesterlijk doen oplichten, frases die net een fractie breder worden uitgesponnen om het soortelijk gewicht iets te verleggen of een ritmische figuur eruit te lichten die daardoor net datgene suggereert dat er niet is: de rechterhand.”
www.opusklassiek.nlwww.facebook.com/opusklassiek
www.twitter.com/opusklassiek

Dutch website Opus Klassiek just reviewed the Godowsky CD.

English and French translations will be available soon.

Many thanks to Aart van der Walfor his well-researched and thoughtful review. An excerpt in Dutch is below:

Ilic heeft lang op deze stukken gestudeerd, ‘oude’ oplossingen vervangen door nieuwe, en aldus gestaag verder werkend als het ware de banden met Godowski’s Chopin-studies verder aangetrokken, tot ze als een soort tweede huid fungeerden; terwijl de routine, het ‘gevaar’ voor alle pianisten, buiten de deur werd gehouden. Er zijn allerlei details in dit zo trefzekere spel die daarvan getuigenis afleggen: minuscule kleuringsaccenten die evenwel een belangrijk effect sorteren, dynamische gradaties die een bepaalde passage meesterlijk doen oplichten, frases die net een fractie breder worden uitgesponnen om het soortelijk gewicht iets te verleggen of een ritmische figuur eruit te lichten die daardoor net datgene suggereert dat er niet is: de rechterhand.”

www.opusklassiek.nl

www.facebook.com/opusklassiek

www.twitter.com/opusklassiek

Photo
My next CD will be a recording of the 70 minute For Bunita Marcus by Morton Feldman. It will be released in 2013 on Paraty.
Feldman and Marcus are pictured above.
Thanks to John Bewley and Jan Williams for the photograph.

My next CD will be a recording of the 70 minute For Bunita Marcus by Morton Feldman. It will be released in 2013 on Paraty.

Feldman and Marcus are pictured above.

Thanks to John Bewley and Jan Williams for the photograph.

Photo
Classical KING FM broadcast La Cathédrale engloutie from my Debussy CD (Paraty, 2008) on 30 December 2012.
Many thanks to Maxine Frost and Aaron Stoess.

Classical KING FM broadcast La Cathédrale engloutie from my Debussy CD (Paraty, 2008) on 30 December 2012.

Many thanks to Maxine Frost and Aaron Stoess.

Photoset

Two more recent broadcasts, in America:

WMRA-WEMC's Bob Satterwhite broadcast 4 of Godowsky’s Chopin Studies on the programme Bob’s Record Shelf on 21 January.

And the irreplaceable Karen Hearn of Mississippi Public Broadcasting played several of the Chopin Studies on 23 January.

Many thanks to Bob and to Karen (love the dress).

Photoset

Listen to an hour-long interview on France Inter with Kathleen Evin on the show L’Humeur Vagabonde here.

Many thanks to Kathleen Evin for her interest in Godowsky’s music.

Photo
Ivan was recently featured on BBC Radio 3's series Piano A-Z.
You can hear him talk about left-hand repertoire here.
The Godowsky CD was recently featured on In Tune.Presenter Suzy Klein called the playing breathtaking.
Many thanks to Freya Hellier and Suzy Klein of BBC Radio 3 for their interest in Leopold Godowsky’s music.

Ivan was recently featured on BBC Radio 3's series Piano A-Z.

You can hear him talk about left-hand repertoire here.

The Godowsky CD was recently featured on In Tune.
Presenter Suzy Klein called the playing breathtaking.

Many thanks to Freya Hellier and Suzy Klein of BBC Radio 3 for their interest in Leopold Godowsky’s music.

Photo
"Ivan Ilić devotes himself to an incredibly painstaking task….he makes us forget the pianistic tricks, and the musical athletics: he gives us music. The warm tone, velvety touch and the intimate, deliberately dreamlike atmosphere he creates are admirable. The lyrical studies are the best - especially the Opus 25 no. 1 and the Nouvelles Etudes. And the Opus 25 no. 12 is absolutely epic!"
- Diapason Magazine

Many thanks to Emmanuel Dupuy and Gaëtan Naulleau for their interest in Godowsky’s music.

"Ivan Ilić devotes himself to an incredibly painstaking task….he makes us forget the pianistic tricks, and the musical athletics: he gives us music. The warm tone, velvety touch and the intimate, deliberately dreamlike atmosphere he creates are admirable. The lyrical studies are the best - especially the Opus 25 no. 1 and the Nouvelles Etudes. And the Opus 25 no. 12 is absolutely epic!"

- Diapason Magazine

Many thanks to Emmanuel Dupuy and Gaëtan Naulleau for their interest in Godowsky’s music.

Photo
An important new collaboration with the HEAD - Geneva will be announced soon. HEAD is the Geneva University of Art and Design.

An important new collaboration with the HEAD - Geneva will be announced soon. HEAD is the Geneva University of Art and Design.

Photo
"Ilić pulls off Study number 18a superbly, threading through it a consistently clear melodic line while carefully subduing the inner parts…brilliantly fulfilled." International Record Review [September issue 2012].
The original review is here
Many thanks to Máire Taylor and Mark Tanner.

"Ilić pulls off Study number 18a superbly, threading through it a consistently clear melodic line while carefully subduing the inner parts…brilliantly fulfilled." 
International Record Review [September issue 2012].

The original review is here

Many thanks to Máire Taylor and Mark Tanner.

Photoset

Two major German radio stations, Westdeutscher Rundfunk 3 and Nordwestradio/Radio Bremen broadcast the Godowsky CD recently.

Many thanks to Ruth Wischmann and Bureau Export in Paris

Photoset

Throughout September, October, November and December 2012, Classica Television broadcast Ivan’s videos of Godowsky and Ravel

Classica is broadcast in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Korea, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, and Taiwan. 

Many thanks to Arthur Intelmann and everyone at Classica Unitel!

Photo
On 16 January 2013, Radio Beethoven featured Ivan on its programme Solistas. The broadcast included 7 Préludes from the 2008 Debussy CD. 
Other featured soloists in January include Mstislav Rostropovich, Kiri Te Kanawa and Plácido Domingo.
Many thanks to José Oplustil of Radio Beethoven.

On 16 January 2013, Radio Beethoven featured Ivan on its programme Solistas. The broadcast included 7 Préludes from the 2008 Debussy CD. 

Other featured soloists in January include Mstislav Rostropovich, Kiri Te Kanawa and Plácido Domingo.

Many thanks to José Oplustil of Radio Beethoven.

Photo
"Ivan Ilić, despite an astonishing technique, does not forget the musical side. He even seems more interested in poetry than pure virtuosity, more interested in refined eloquence than by the brilliance inherent in the music. He proves that those who had declared war on Godowsky were wrong."
Pizzicato Magazine, Luxembourg [February 2013] 
The original review is here. An English translation is here.
Thanks to Remy Franck for his interest in Godowsky’s music.

"Ivan Ilić, despite an astonishing technique, does not forget the musical side. He even seems more interested in poetry than pure virtuosity, more interested in refined eloquence than by the brilliance inherent in the music. He proves that those who had declared war on Godowsky were wrong."

Pizzicato Magazine, Luxembourg [February 2013] 

The original review is here. An English translation is here.

Thanks to Remy Franck for his interest in Godowsky’s music.