LOUISE FARRENC (1804-1875): Grandes Variations on a theme by Count Gallenberg, Op. 25, Variations on the duet “C‘est la fête de village” from “Le Colporteur” by George Onslow, Op. 10 (both First Recordings), Air Russe varié, Op. 17, Variations brillantes on the cavatina “Nel veder la tua costanza” from “Anna Bolena” by Gaetano Donizetti Op. 15.
Catalogue Number: 04T030
Label: Paladino Music
Reference: pmr 0088
Description: Professor at the Paris Conservatoire and author of piano pieces mandatory for keyboard students there, Farrenc knew how to write perfectly crafted and memorable music. Like the other two sets of variations here, the two first recordings also show a peculiar classicism couched in the sensitivity of early romanticism. Biliana Tzinlikova (piano).