Showing posts from April 23, 2023

The outstanding Belgian pianist Marie François - a delightful and uplifting recital , Wednesday April 26th, Warsaw, Poland

One does not have rare musical experiences in terms of performance and cultural ambiance often these days. A brutal war clouds the cultural and creative horizon in a type of deadly suffocating miasma.  However, on Wednesday April 26th,  we were given the spiritually refreshing,  culturally delightful, thought provoking and uplifting recital by the outstanding Belgian pianist Marie François. This intimate recital for a small audience was her final gesture in commemorating a  musical adventure she had set up  with great imagination  for herself in Warsaw. All young pianists should spend some time in Poland if they wish to truly penetrate the essence of Fryderyk Chopin's music and play it with a deeper musical meaning rather than the all too common virtuosic emptiness. Over 21 days she studied, developed and practiced many of Fryderyk Chopin's Nocturnes - this genre was her primary focus. She also recorded a daily podcast so we could follow her development and discoveries. Guests