On August 18, the pianist and composer Riad Mammadov will perform a new concert program “For all we know”. The musician came up specifically for a solo concert on the occasion of the release of the album “Live at The Pushkin Museum”. The title “For All We Know” reflects the artist’s quest as a pianist and composer and continues his reflections on how classical compositions from different centuries are reflected in today’s music.
In the first part of the concert, Riad Mammadov will present his transcriptions and improvisations of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach to reflect the precision of the music’s form on the one hand and the space for improvisation on the other.
The program will continue with the interpretation of jazz standards. They will become a kind of link between academic music and music written specifically for film. Jazz standards, mugham, as well as Riad Mammadov’s own works will help to ensure that the music can be very different, but invariably united, revealing new details in itself.
“It seems to me that the only way to any future is to try to figure out the past and make sense of it. For me, this show is about just that, the search for new parallels and new meanings, for interdependencies that might go unnoticed, but will come to light tonight. Familiar images will appear in a new light and new contexts, and the music will return to where it started, to improvisation within strict forms”, says Riad Mammadov.
The concert program includes “Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826, Sinfonia” by JS Bach, transcribed by Riad Mammadov, “Bahar” by Mustafazadeh, “For all we know” by Coots, “My funny Valentine” by Rogers , “Bluesette” by Thielemans, “Autumn Leaves” by Cosma, “Brazilian like” by Petrucciani and “Lieder ohne Worte” by Mammadov. Sergey Korchagin (double bass) takes part in the concert.
Recall that before Riad Mammadov especially for BURO. he compiled a playlist that will help you escape from reality for a while and plunge into the world of dreams. You can listen here.