Nikol Bóková


Catalogue Number: ANI087-2
Published: 2nd October 2020
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 1 CD
On the jazz scene, pianist and composer Nikol Bóková is last year's major discovery. Her first album, "Inner Places", with which the artist ventured out of her familiar milieu of classical music interpretation, brought her a nomination for the Anděl Award for the best jazz album of 2019. This year, Bóková comes with a new project in which she innovatively combines masterful interpretation of demanding classical piano repertoire (Rachmaninov, Ravel, Novák, Korngold and others) with her own pieces inspired by various classical composers, such as, for example, "Unravel", dedicated to Maurice Ravel. Bóková is accompanied by her trio partners, Michał Wierzgoń on the double bass and Martin Kocián on the drums. Bóková, whose masterful performance and classical training are crowned with her compositional genius, is one of the greatest Czech musical talents of recent years.
Vítězslav Novák
1. Ballade After Byron's Manfred Op. 2 09:39
Nikol Bóková
2. Manfred 04:34
Tomáš Svoboda
3. Bagatelles "In a Forest" No.1 “Trails” Op. 42 03:11
Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Sonata No. 2 Op. 36
4. Sonata No. 2 08:18
5. Sonata No. 2 05:56
6. Sonata No. 2 06:12
Nikol Bóková
7. Sergei 03:48
Tomáš Svoboda
8. Eulogy Op. 146 04:44
Nikol Bóková
9. Erich 02:34
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
10. What the Forest Tells, No. 1 "Awakening of the Birds in the Morning" 01:55
Nikol Bóková
11. Golden 04:32
Maurice Ravel
12. Modéré 04:11
13. Mouvement de Menuet 02:39
14. Animé 04:06
Nikol Bóková
15. Unravel 03:38