Isata Mason Kanneh
CD | Classical | 12 Jul 2019
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Rising pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason illuminates the world of her musical heroine, Clara Schumann, in the latter's 200th anniversary year.
Clara Schumann is considered one of the most distinguished composers and pianists of the Romantic era.
Big sister to superstar cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 22-year-old Isata is a postgraduate student at The Royal Academy of Music, where 4 of the Kanneh-Mason siblings are currently studying! As an undergraduate, she held the prestigious Elton John Scholarship, performing with Sir Elton John in Los Angeles in 2013. Isata reached the final of the Piano Category in the 2014 BBC Young Musician competition, and has gone on to develop a substantial live career a solo artist, with concerto appearances, recitals and chamber concerts throughout the UK and internationally. When not performing in her own right, Isata makes up a third of The Kanneh-Mason Piano Trio with her brothers Sheku and Braimah.
"For the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birth, I wanted to rediscover the virtuoso pianist revered by Chopin, Liszt and Robert Schumann and uncover the creative genius which made Clara one of the first great pioneering female composers."
"My sole aim with classical music is to get it out there to as many people as possible regardless of gender or colour because music is universal and therefore non-discriminatory. I think it should be open to everyone. Supporting women of colour in classical music is something that is important to my entire family. Because we always had each other we never felt that we were alone in classical music. But of course, looking out into the wider world of classical music, we are a minority. So we always hope to get more people of colour involved in classical music" - Isata Kanneh-Mason
Title: Romance - The Piano Music of Clara Schumann
Release Date: 12 Jul 2019
Artist: Isata Mason Kanneh
Catalogue No: 4850020
1. Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 7 - Allegro maestoso
2. Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 7 - Romanze Andante non troppo, con grazia
3. Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 7 - Finale Allegro non troppo
4. 3 Romances Op. 11 - Andante
5. 3 Romances Op. 11 - Andante allegro passionate
6. 3 Romances Op. 11 - Moderato
7. Scherzo No 2 in C minor Op. 14
8. 3 Romances for Violin & Piano Op. 22 - Andante molto
9. 3 Romances for Violin & Piano Op. 22 - Allegretto
10. 3 Romances for Violin & Piano Op. 22 - Leidenschaftlich schnell
11. Widmung (R. Schumann trans. C. Schumann)
12. Mondnacht (R. Schumann trans. C. Schumann)
13. Piano Sonata in G minor - Allegro
14. Piano Sonata in G minor - Adagio
15. Piano Sonata in G minor - Scherzo
16. Piano Sonata in G minor - Rondo