Alabama-born from French ancestry and given a Russian nickname, all-American baritone Mischa Bouvier is a Concert Artists Guild International Competition winner. When Bouvier came to the Young Artists Showcase studio with pianist Yegor Shevtsov recently, they brought a varied program, from a Haydn setting of Shakespeare to a very new (and not yet completed) work commissioned from Bouvier’s fellow Alabaman, composer Bryan Page.
The song Dusk is part of a larger cycle and was given a partial world premiere on this week’s show. Bouvier makes his Weill Hall recital debut on March 6.
To bookend that session, we begin with a correction from the Keshet Eilon show and close with a preview of next week’s show by the saxophonist known as Ashu.
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, first movement
-- Shiry Rashkovsky, viola; and Neomi Kaplan, piano.
Paul Bowles: Lonesome Man (from the Blue Mountain Ballads)
Ravel: Le Cygne (from Histoire natiurelles)
Bryan Page: Dusk (from the Edith Poems) *World Premiere*
Hanns Eisler: Der Kirschdieb (from Hollywood Songbook)
Haydn: She Never Told Her Love
William Bolcom: Song of Black Max (from Cabaret Songs)
-- Mischa Bouvier, baritone; with Yegor Shevtsov, piano.
Ennio Morricone: Love Theme from “Cinema Paradiso”
-- Ashu, saxophone; Kuang-Hao Huang, piano.