Beethoven: Appassionata, Les adieux & Waldstein Olga Pashchenko
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein":
- 1Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": I. Allegro con brio11:28
- 2Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": II. Introduzione. Adagio molto04:00
- 3Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo10:26
- Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata":
- 4Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai10:27
- 5Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto06:38
- 6Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto08:55
- Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les adieux":
- 7Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les adieux": I. Das Lebewohl. Adagio07:06
- 8Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les adieux": II. Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo04:16
- 9Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les adieux": III. Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente06:32
Info for Beethoven: Appassionata, Les adieux & Waldstein
Olga Pashchenko is in the process of creating a unique place for herself in the world of the keyboard: she moves with astounding ease and skill from the harpsichord to the fortepiano, the organ and the modern piano. After a recording of Beethoven’s variations in 2015 (awarded ffff by Télérama), the young pianist has now gone to the legendary Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, a venue she knows well since she regularly gives concerts within its walls, to record three monuments of the pianistic literature – the Appassionata, Les Adieux and Waldstein sonatas – on the original Conrad Graf piano of 1824 conserved there. She utilises all the sonic possibilities and the full palette of colours of this instrument made around fifteen years after the composition of these sonatas, three of the finest in the corpus of thirty-two that Hans von Bülow called ‘the New Testament of every pianist’.
Olga Pashchenko, piano
Olga Pashchenko - Harpsichordist, Pianist, Fortepianist and Organist
is a young artist who has already established a reputation as a versatile performer with her own individual style of performance notable for sensitiveness toward different musical styles, virtuosity, wealth of color and special approach to each instrument she plays.
Olga Pashchenko was born in 1986 in Moscow. She began her musical studies at the age of six in the Children’s Myaskovski Music School in the piano class of Sofia Genis. 1993 became laureate of the All-Russian Young Pianists’Competition.
In 1993 Olga entered the Moscow Special Gnessin Music School where she studied piano with Tatiana Zelikman and harpsichord with Olga Martynova. She gave her first piano recital in New York at the age of 9. In 2002 was granted the scholarship of the fund “Russian Performance Art”. In 2003 became laureate of the Third International Gnessin Young Artists Competition and the Third International Beethoven Festival of Chamber Music..
Olga Pashchenko performs regularly as harpsichordist, pianist, organist and fortepianist in various concert halls in Moscow and other cities of Russia, Belarus, Italy, USA, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany; took part in different festivals such as Seiler Festival (Germany) 2005, Poeke Fortepiano Festival (Belgium) 2006, Karlsruhe (Germany) 2009, Florence – Project of the Harvard University Centre for Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti (Italy) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival (Holland) 2010. The repertoire of the artist embraces music from 16th to 21st century and includes solo music, chamber music, and concertos with orchestra.
Olga Pashchenko is in the team of the Young Artists of the Accademia Villa Bossi in Bodio (Varese - Italy).
Current awards / prizes:
2012 / Winner of the international competition for piano ' Hans Von Bulow and special prize for best performance of works by Chopin
2012 / Second prize and for best appreciation by the public of competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges in the clavicembalo
2012 / Category Winner and critics prize at the international competition of fortepiano ' Ferrari ' Prize in Rovereto