BartÃ³k in the Desert: The Art of IrÃ©n Marik
Iren was my grandmother’s partner, and they lived together for the last thirty years of my grandmother’s life. I grew up listening to her practicing, which for any less accomplished pianist would have been a concert performance. Arbiter Records has begun issuing compliations of her performances, and the liner notes to the first CD (Bartok in the Desert) give a succinct account of Iren’s life.
I wish Gran and Iren were still in Independence, giving their monthly soirees. I would walk there every step of the way if I knew they’d be waiting for me when I got there.Hope you'll recommend my posts via your favorite social media. Just don't copy the material as your own.