Glinka: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 2 – Dances Inga Fiolia
- Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804-1857):
- 1Grande valse in G Major06:47
- 2Mazurka in C Major01:23
- 3Nouvelles contredanses04:49
- 4Tarantella in A Minor01:00
- 5Mazurka in C Minor02:34
- 6Waltz in B-Flat Major03:27
- 7Waltz in E-Flat Major01:43
- 85 Nouvelles quadrilles françaises04:16
- 95 Contredanses02:59
- 10La couventine (Contredanses)04:18
- 11Polka in D Minor00:37
- 12Children's Polka03:38
- 13Mazurka in F Major (1835)02:19
- 14Bolero in D Minor05:06
- 15Mazurka in F Major (1834)00:46
- 16Mazurka in A-Flat Major01:12
- 17Variations on a Theme of Mozart in E-Flat Major (1st Version for Piano)08:38
- 18Cotillon in B-Flat Major01:28
- 19Galop in E-Flat Major00:39
- 20Mazurka in G Major01:10
- 21Polonaise in E Major05:03
- 22Valse-fantasie in B Minor08:07
- 23Farewell Waltz01:01
Info for Glinka: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 2 – Dances
Glinka wrote a series of delightful polkas, mazurkas, galops and waltzes that were predominantly intended for fashionable drawing rooms and salons. He also wrote more substantial pieces such as the Grande Valse in G major and the Polonaise in E major which were initially scored for orchestra. Some pieces were also based on pre-existing melodies such as the Variations on a theme of Mozart, which is inspired by a melody drawn from Die Zauberflöte, and the attractive Tarantella in A minor, a rhythmic adaptation of the Russian folk song In the field there stood a birch tree.
“Improvisation, singing and dancing were the sources of my first musical experience and inspiration. In Vol. 1, I discovered the vocal singing and orchestral sound of Glinka's improvised variations. In Vol. 2, listeners will delight in the second most natural activity of humans – dancing and rhythm. It's a part of all of us. It's so interesting how Glinka introduced old popular dances of that period to Russian audiences and created these wonderful classical pieces as Russian piano miniatures.” (Inga Fiolia)
Inga Fiolia, piano
the Georgian-German pianist, is quickly establishing herself as one of her generation’s most exciting and gifted young concert soloists. Winning first prize at several International Piano Competitions in Germany, Belgium and Italy, Inga has also received awards from Piano News, Germany´s leading Piano Magazine, the Solti Foundation, the German Academic Foundation for musical life and Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now. The world renown Star Tenor and Echo prize winner Rolando Villazon recent invited Inga to perform in his prestigious ARTE TV show “Stars of Tomorrow” (DVD by Unitel Classica 2015). Her performances are regularly promoted by ARTE TV in Germany, France and by the world’s leading classical music broadcaster Classica. TV in 29 countries worldwide. Inga recently signed with the international renowned label Naxos.
Other artists with whom Inga has collaborated include Michael Barenboim, Christian Lanza.
Her recent concert engagements included solo debuts at prestigious venues such as London’s St. Martin in the Fields, the Allerheilige Hofkirche in Munich, Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg and the Hamamatsu Philharmonic Hall in Tokyo, to places as far afield as the National Theater of Panama City, the National Philharmonic in Rabat, Morocco, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and various venues in Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. As soloist, Inga has collaborated with many world-renown orchestras such as the Cottbus Philharmonic of Brandenburg State Opera House, the Youth Symphony of Berlin, the Yaroslavl Academic Governor's Symphonic Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra and National Philharmonic, the Bergische Symphoniker, the Philharmonic of South Westphalia and the German National Youth Orchestra. Festivals in which Inga has performed include the Schwetzinger SWR Festival, Cologne’s Contemporary Music Festival, Summer Villa Musica Mainz and the Rösrath Piano Festival where she won the Audience Award in 2008.
Inga´s repertoire ranges from baroque to 21st century music, all of which have received great international acclaim. She has premiered contemporary music by Werner Heider (Germany) at Verrieres (France) and Schleiermacher. A devoted chamber musician and accompanist, Inga spent from 2009-2011 accompaning violin at the Cologne Music University with Professor Kosuta and tuba classes with professors Gelhar and Polkinhorn. She is a founding member of Trio Concerto and moderator of the Children’s Concert Series and her recitals, which she moderated herself.
Born in Tbilisi/Georgia into a family of musicians, Inga Fiolia received her first piano lessons from her grandmother. At the age of seven she made her stage debut with the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra. She left the country as war broke out and aged 12 travelled to Moscow to study at Central Music School of Tchaikovsky Conservatory with pianist Alexi Nasedkin, student of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus. Political unrest in Russia led Inga to emigrate to Germany in 2001. Once in Cologne, Inga graduated as concert pianist and continued her postgraduate studies by Vassily Lobanov, student of Alfred Schnittke. Upon completion of her studies, Inga received a scholarship to study at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot.
Her father is an Honored Artist of Georgia, bandleader of the legendary bands “Orera” and “Dielo”, considered as famous as Beatles in the then-USSR. Inga also worked with Paolo Alvares, Rudolf Kehrer, Peter Feuchtwanger, Pierre-Lauren Aimard, Oxana Yablonskaya, Eduard Brunner, Sequeira Costa.
Inga is based in Cologne and speaks 6 languages.