26 Apr 2006

Borodina/Abdrazakov, Carnegie Hall, New York


By Martin Bernheimer [Financial Times, 26 April 2006]

It was all – until encore time – very poetic, very melancholy, very Russian. Olga Borodina, stellar mezzo-soprano from St Petersburg, joined Ildar Abdrazakov, rising basso from Ufa, for a programme spanning nearly everything from Balakirev to Tchaikovsky. Forget borscht and nuts.