After the publication of his CD Between Heaven and Earth, Italian pianist and conductor Filippo Faes developed the idea of proposing it live in the form of concert conversations. This great project is called Only Connect
Concert Conversations are piano music and speech together. They are alternated in order to deeply explain and analyze music to the public. This exercise may not be immediate. How can modern audiences understand classical music today?
Thus the spoken word opens a channel of lively and immediate communication, through which the music expresses its full power and becomes clearer to the public as an “interior, parallel narration” of human History.
The music performed is from Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, Debussy’s repertoire and others. Filippo Faes speaks fluent English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
To get un idea you can listen to the commentaries’ introduction here