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Crossing Borders: Piano Works of Brahms (Op. 76); Debussy (Images I) & Egon Wellesz (Opp. 10 & 26) / Eugenie Russo, piano

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (8) for piano, Op. 76
>Debussy, Claude : Images for Piano, Set 1
>Wellesz, Egon : Klavierstücke (6) for piano, Op. 26
>Wellesz, Egon : Tänze (3) for piano, Op. 10
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

NYC-born pianist Eugenie Russo's latest Orlando Records label CD release concentrates on piano music bordering the era of transition from the Romantic to the Modern era that despite the passing of a century or more still feels and sounds modern and contemporary: Johannes Brahms' op 76, Claude Debussy's "Images" and rarely heard works by Egon Wellesz written between 1912-19, Three Dances, Op 10 and Six Piano Pieces, Op 26. Ms. Russo studied piano at Oberlin Conservatory, furthering her studies in Vienna and Salzburg before embarking on a now long, distinguished performing and academic career.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
Ms Russo begins her recital with mid-period Brahms and takes him at his word when he titles his pieces 'Capriccio', applying this same improvisational freedom to the intermezzos, rarely adopting a steady tempo. Her fingers are always exploring, feeling, ruminating their way through the next phrase, vehement one moment, caressing the next, with no audible mannerisms; you never know what she'll do next.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall of the Anton Bruckner Private University, (08/2000).



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (8) for piano, Op. 76
  • Performer: Eugenie Russo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1871-1878

>Debussy, Claude : Images for Piano, Set 1
  • Performer: Eugenie Russo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Wellesz, Egon : Klavierstücke (6) for piano, Op. 26
  • Performer: Eugenie Russo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wellesz, Egon : Tänze (3) for piano, Op. 10
  • Performer: Eugenie Russo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern