New Releases: Romance – Isata Kanneh-Mason; Summer Night Concert 2019 – Vienna Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel

8 July 2019, 10:00 | Updated: 8 July 2019, 14:09

New Releases: Romance – Isata Kanneh-Mason; Summer Night Concert 2019 – Vienna Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel
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John Suchet's Album of the Week
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Romance: The Music of Clara Schumann – Isata Kanneh-Mason

Decca

Romance: The Piano Music of Clara Schumann
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Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason releases her Decca debut album, Romance: The Music of Clara Schumann, shining a light on the female composer Clara Schumann, in her 200th anniversary year.

Isata joins her brother, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who became an overnight sensation after his cello performance at the Royal Wedding, on the Decca label in her first solo album release.

She is accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on the album, and champions female musicians too, as she is joined by conductor Holly Mathieson leading the orchestra and violinist Elena Urioste, as well as cellist Jonathan Aasgaard.

John Brunning's Drive Discovery
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Summer Night Concert 2019 – Vienna Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel & Yuja Wang

Sony Classical

Summer Night Concert 2019 – Vienna Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel & Yuja Wang
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Vienna Philharmonic returned for another annual Summer open-air concert in the stunning Schönbrun Palace, Vienna, this year, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.

This album captures the energy from the live concert with its brilliant recordings of Bernstein's Candide: Overture, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with soloist Yuja Wang, and a waltz or two from Strauss II.