Artists

Ildar Abdrazakov

Bass

Mzia Bachtouridze

Piano

Program

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Suite on Poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti Op. 145

Mussorgsky, Modest

Songs and Dances of Death

Mussorgsky, Modest

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

Mussorgsky, Modest

Klassik / The Classicist

Mussorgsky, Modest

Pesnja o blohe / The Song of the Flea

Mussorgsky, Modest

Hopak

Approximate running time: 1h 20m without 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.

This concert was moved from November 2020 to this new date due to the current pandemic-related situation.