Artists

Ildar Abdrazakov

Bass

Mzia Bachtouridze

Piano

Program

Dmitri Shostakovich

Suite on Poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti Op. 145

Modest Mussorgsky

Songs and Dances of Death

Modest Mussorgsky

Gde ty, zvezdočka? / Where Are You, Little Star?

Modest Mussorgsky

Klassik / The Classicist

Modest Mussorgsky

Pesnja o blohe / The Song of the Flea

Modest Mussorgsky

Hopak

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

In his Pierre Boulez Saal debut, Ildar Abdrazakov adds another perspective to this season’s focus on Russian song. Joined by his piano partner Mzia Bachtouridze, he takes on Shostakovich’s 1974 Michelangelo Suite and selected works by Modest Mussorgsky, including the Songs and Dances of Death. The cycle will be heard again in December in its mezzo-soprano version, offering a rare opportunity to experience this deeply moving work in two different ways.