Two names — two destinies

The concert program "Two names – two destinies" is dedicated to the great composer Sergei Rachmaninoff and the unique singer of the XX century. He was the founder of the school of academic performance of folk songs Nadezhda Plevitskaya. Within the concert program, the composer's piano works are organically combined with Russian folk songs from Plevitskaya's repertoire.

If the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff are known to the modern audience, then only professionals are likely to know about the work of Nadezhda Plevitskaya. She is a performer and collector of Russian folk songs, was one of the most famous singers of her time. Her talent was applauded by the imperial court, leading metropolitan scenes and the whole of Europe. She showed that the Russian folk songs, which in the cities used to be sung only by cooks and nannies, is worthy of stage performance.

Plevitskaya's talent was highly appreciated by representatives of the Russian cultural emigration. Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff created an arrangement of three songs from the repertoire of the performer in 1926. This concert program is dedicated to the intersection of the composer's works and the author's performance of folk music.

Songs from the repertoire of the outstanding singer of the XX century Nadezhda Plevitskaya are performed by the Russian artist, soloist of the ensemble "Russia" Nadezhda Krygina. Sergei Rachmaninoff's piano works are performed by the composer, pianist and conductor, honoured artist of Russia Mikhail Arkadiev.

The duration of the program is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Conductor — Dmitry Dmitrienko.

Soloist — Nadezhda Krygina.

Piano — Mikhail Arkadiev.

The premiere took place on September 30, 2012 at the Moscow House of Music.