Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok for Soprano and Piano Trio Op. 127
Five Songs on Poems by Anna Akhmatova Op. 27
and other works
In four programs this season, acclaimed Russian singers present rarely heard song repertoire from their native country. The series opens with soprano Olga Peretyatko and pianist Elena Bashkirova, who perform Prokofiev’s settings of texts by Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and Shostakovich’s Seven Romances, composed in 1967 for the unusual combination of soprano voice and piano trio.