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Eta Carinae

by Olga Stezhko

Olga's passions for music and astrophysics are brought together in her debut piano album. The music tells a story that can be seen as the timeline of the physical transformation of matter and as an allegory for the progression of human reason.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Two Dances, Op. 73: I. Guirlandes
3:12 $0.99
2. Two Dances, Op. 73: II. Flammes Sombres
2:19 $0.99
3. Sonatina Seconda, Bv 259 (1912)
10:16 $1.99
4. Five Preludes, Op. 74: I. Douloureux déchirant
1:04 $0.99
5. Five Preludes, Op. 74: II. Très lent, contemplatif
1:16 $0.99
6. Five Preludes, Op. 74: III. Allegro drammatico
0:42 $0.99
7. Five Preludes, Op. 74: IV. Lent, vague, indécis
1:22 $0.99
8. Five Preludes, Op. 74: V. Fier, belliqueux
0:50 $0.99
9. Toccata: Preludio - Fantasia - Ciaccona K. 287 (1920)
10:05 $1.99
10. Sonata No. 6, Op. 62
11:29 $1.99
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Album Notes
Read Olga's CD Booklet Essay here: http://bit.ly/EtaCarinaeCdEssay

Olga Stezhko, a multi-award winning classical pianist, releases her debut concept album. The record features rarely performed pieces by Scriabin and Busoni, two of the most original and idiosyncratic artists of the beginning of the 20th century.

The period during which the works were composed (1912-1920) was extraordinary not only culturally but also in terms of scientific advancements and our understanding of the natural world (e.g. the structure of an atom, the first notions of quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity).

The album takes its name from Eta Carinae – one of the massive binary star systems that we are fortunate to be able to study in great detail.

Each of the chosen compositions on the album is, of course, a masterpiece in its own right. However, if you listen to it as a whole, the music underpins a narrative that is simultaneously dark yet enlightening, distant yet immediate. It tells a story that can be seen as the timeline of the physical transformation of matter, which in turn serves as an allegory for the progression of human reason itself. The full musical and scientific concept is explored in the accompanying booklet essay.




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