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Billy Child's response to Ravel's Scarbo

Pianist and composer Billy ChildsCourtesy of the artist

Performance Today - March 14, 2023


March 14, 2023

Pianist Inna Faliks recently asked a few composers to write responses to the music she loves. Joins us today to hear Faliks play the piece composer Billy Childs wrote in response to the technically demanding Scarbo from Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Manuel de Falla: Nana & Cancion, from Suite Populaire Espagnole
Kim Kashkashian, viola | Charles Abramovic, piano
Album: Mixed Company
MPR 203

Billy Childs: Pursuit
Inna Faliks, piano
Jacaranda Music, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, CA

Paul Constantinescu: Concerto for string orchestra
Romanian Radio National Orchestra | Cristian Orosanu, conductor
ROROR, Mihail Jora Concert Hall, Bucharest, Romania

Manuel de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain: Movement 2
Bernadene Blaha, piano | Texas Festival Orchestra | Andres Franco, conductor
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Hour 2

Jacques Casterede: from 5 Bagatelles: No. 1 Incantation
Cobus Du Toit, Christina Jennings, Julie Thornton, Brook Ellen Ferguson, flutes
Album: Casterede: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 3

Aldemaro Romero: Fuga con pajarillo
Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw | Christian Vasquez, conductor
Witold Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, Poland

Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, B. 179, Op. 96, "American"
American String Quartet
Aspen Music Festival and School, Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO

Yuko Uebayashi: Au-Dela du Temps for two flutes and piano: Movements 1 & 4
Alice Dade, flute | Julie Thornton, flute | Susan Grace, piano
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Performance Hall, Colorado Springs, CO