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Kanneh-Mason, Isata / Romance - The Piano Music Of Clara Schumann
Album:Romance - The Piano Music Of Clara Schumann Collection:Classical
Artist:Kanneh-Mason, Isata Added:10/2019
Label:Decca Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-10-30 Pull Date:2020-01-01 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:29 Dec17 Nov3 Nov
Airplays:111

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 22, 2019:Mix Tape
3 Romances For Piano Op.11 - No. 1 In E Flat Minor, Adante, Piano Sonata In G Minor - Allegro, Scherzo No. 2 In C Minor Op.14
3.Oct 31, 2019:Old Fart At Play
Scherzo No. 2 In C Minor Op.14
2.Nov 11, 2019:Mixed Up Class
Schumann: Romance for violin and piano, op. 22 no. 1 in D flat

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-10-20 
Reviewed: 2019-10-21
Genre: Classical
FCCs: none
Review: This disc “ranks among the most charming and engaging debuts I can recall. Isata Kanneh-Mason chooses for her first visit to the studio not a selection of the same old same old but a single-composer programme of works with which few will be familiar and by someone who, without the current attention on her bicentenary year, is regularly overlooked. Moreover, we are presented not with a string of solo piano works but a representative survey of Clara Schumann’s oeuvre: a piano concerto, a sonata, chamber music, short solo works and transcriptions, all presented in chronological order of composition. So, before a note is heard – three cheers!” – Gramophone
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Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 7
**1/ Allegro maestroso (6:11) – full orchestra starts> midtempo with shifting melodies> piano solo> uptempo orchestral jam with piano up front> crescendo> full orchestra swells in volume then mellows to fade
*2/ Romance: Adante non troppo, con grazie (4:55) – piano starts> slow solo> joined by cello> fade
****3/ Allegro non troppo (10:11) – piano starts> uptempo orchestral jam with cascading piano up front> piano solo> uptempo orchestral jam with piano up front> slows to slow tempo, then swings back up> morphs into a midtempo melody shift, then swings to fast tempo jam> crescendo end
3 Romances for Piano Op.11
*4/ No. 1 in E flat minor (3:03) – piano starts> midtempo solo> slows to fade
5/ No. 2 in G minor: Andante – Allegro passionate (6:17) – piano starts> midtempo solo swells in volume, then mellows> slows to fade
*6/ No. 3 in A flat major, Moderato (4:24) – piano starts> midtempo solo> slows to fade
**7/ Scherzo No. 2 in C minor op. 14 (4:52) – piano starts> fast tempo solo> slows to slow tempo, then swells back uptempo> quick stop
3 Romances for violin & piano op. 22
*8/ No. 1 in D flat major – Andante motto (3:08) – piano starts slow> joined by violin> swells to midtempo & fades
*9/ No. 2 in G minor – Allegretto (2:46) – piano starts slow> joined by violin> swells to midtempo> quick stop
**10/ No. 3 in B flat major, Leidenschaftlich schnell (4:15) – piano/violin duet starts uptempo> swells in volume> melody shift to fast duet> quick fade
**11/ Widmung (2:14) – piano starts> uptempo solo slows to midtempo, builds back up & slows to fade
12/ Mondnacht (3:51) – piano starts> slow quiet solo> slowly builds to crescendo & fades
Piano Sonata in G Minor
**13/ Allegro (8:59) – piano starts> uptempo solo builds in volume, then mellows, then swings back up to fast tempo> crescendo> slow solo builds back to fast tempo> pause> midtempo solo> crescendo end
14/ Adagio (3:07) – piano starts> slow solo> slow fade
*15/ Scherzo (2:53) – piano stats> uptempo solo> pause> midtempo solo> swings uptempo> quick stop
**16/ Rondo (5:15) – piano starts> uptempo solo> pause> midtempo solo> swings uptempo> pause> uptempo solo> crescendo & quick stop

Track Listing
1.Piano Concerto In A Minor Op. 7 - Allegro Maestoso 8.3 Romances For Violin & Piano Op.22 - No. 1 In D Flat Major, Andante Molto
2.Piano Concerto In A Minor Op. 7 - Romance: Adante Non Troppo, Con Grazia 9.3 Romances For Violin & Piano Op.22 - No. 2 In G Minor - Allegretto
3.Piano Concerto In A Minor Op. 7 - Allegro Non Troppo 11.Widmung
4.3 Romances For Piano Op.11 - No. 1 In E Flat Minor, Adante 12.Modnacht
5.3 Romances For Piano Op.11 - No. 2 In G Minor, Andante - Allegro Passionate 13.Piano Sonata In G Minor - Allegro
6.3 Romances For Piano Op.11 - No. 3 In A Flat Major, Moderato 14.Piano Sonata In G Minor - Adagio
7.Scherzo No. 2 In C Minor Op.14 15.Piano Sonata In G Minor - Scherzo
 16.Piano Sonata In G Minor - Rondo