Natalya Boeva mezzo-soprano – Boris Kusnezow piano
Beau soir (1891) Claude Debussy
‘En Bateau’, excerpt from Petite Suite, L65 Claude Debussy
Shéhérazade (transcr. for voice and piano)
Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé Claude Debussy
Songs and dances of the death Modest Mussorgsky
The ARD-Musikwettbewerb is one of the world's most prestigious music competitions. Winning it is a major springboard in the careers of great artists. In 2018 the Russian mezzo-soprano Natalya Boeva astonished audience and jury alike with her seasoned interpretations of compositions by Verdi, Bach and Britten. She was quickly acknowledged as the winner. At BOZAR she sings Ravel’s sensual song cycle Shérérazade and Debussy’s Trois poèmes de Mallarmé. She then returns to her roots with Mussorgsky’s dark Songs and Dances of Death. Nalalya's voice is sweet and unforgettable.