Baritone Jason Fuh, collaborating with pianist Edward Bak, presents a vocal recital titled “Русский, Реалистический и Романтический (Russian, Realistic and Romantic).”
This program draws a comparison between two schools of compositional style in vocal works from two major Russian composers of the same era: “Realism” of Modest P. Mussorgsky (1839–1881) and “Romanticism” of Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky (1840–1893).
Coming from the Russian nationalist composers society known as “the Mighty Handful” (Могучая Кучка), Mussorgsky adapted Realism as his compositional style, especially in his vocal works. On the contrary, Tchaikovsky’s Romantic compositions reflect his traditional training in Western music with extreme lyricism.
The program will be sung in Russian with line-by-line translation supertitles:
- Modest P. Mussorgsky
- Песни и Пляски Смерти (Songs and Dances of Death)
- Selections from the opera Boris Godunov
- Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
- Шесть Романсов (Six Romances), op. 38
- Selections from the opera Eugene Onegin
About the Performers
Jason Fuh: JasonFuhBaritone.com
Edward Bak: music.osu.edu/people/bak.13
This recital marks the inaugural performance of the “Song Recital Project,” a new performing platform dedicated to art song recitals.
Free admission. Freewill donations will be welcomed at the door.
This performance is made possible through the Cleveland Museum of Art’s generosity.