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This first album by the Russian pianist, harpsichordist and organist Olga Pashchenko -- pupil of Alexei Lubimov and Richard Egarr, winner of the Schloss Kremsegg fortepiano competition 2011 and the Hans von Bülow piano competition 2012 -- illustrates the period of transition between two states of art: the Classical and the Romantic. The repertoire on this recording -- Dussek, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn -- is situated on the cusp of these two styles and shows perfectly how the metamorphosis into Romanticism was subtly concealed in the details of the transparent architecture of Classical music. The two original period pianos (Conrad Graf 1826 and Donat Schoeffstoss 1812), carefully selected by Olga Pashchenko, possess great clarity of sound and immense timbral possibilities, allowing her to play with form as much as with colours.

"Transitions" - CD Release January 2013
Jan Ladislav Dussek - Sonata in F-sharp minor
Ludwig van Beethoven : Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33 Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy : Variations sérieuses in D minor, Op.54
Olga Pashchenko, fortepiano