Johnson: ‘Manuscripts Don’t Burn, version 1’ — for speaking pianist

February 2020 at LA City College: Maya Miro Johnson’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn, version 1 — for speaking pianist. This was composed for Inna Faliks and commissioned by the Wende Museum. The piece responds to the character of Margarita from Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita

  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