Fanfare (“Best Of” list)

by James Harrington

“Best Of” list, Fanfare: for Reimagine Beethoven and Ravel, and Bargemusic recital

Inna Faliks told me when I wrote my original review last September that she hoped to be in New York City to play her Reimagine program. I ended that review saying, “You can be
sure that I will be there.”

I was there—on a cold December night—and she played exceptionally well at Bargemusic, a unique floating concert hall below the Brooklyn Bridge. With the Manhattan night skyline in the window behind her, we all bobbed up and down a little with the waves and heard the pieces on this program. She began with a world premiere of Voices, a work by Ljova for historical recordings and piano, followed by the Reimagine pieces and topped off with Ravel’s Scarbo.

There is no question that she is one of the best and most creative American pianists these days.

  1. La Campanella, Paganini - Liszt Inna Faliks 4:53
  2. Rzewski "The People United Shall Never Be Defeated" (excerpt, improvised cadenza) Inna Faliks 8:36
  3. Beethoven Eroica Variations Inna Faliks 9:59
  4. Gershwin: Prelude 3 in E-flat Minor Inna Faliks 1:25
  5. Mozart Piano Concerto #20 - II Inna Faliks with Chamber Orchestra of St. Matthews 10:27
  6. Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) : Scarbo - Ravel Inna Faliks 9:07
  7. Sirota by Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin Inna Faliks 7:45