Poster Isata Kanneh-Mason
Isata Kanneh-Mason is an award-winning British pianist.
Robin Clewley
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Isata Kanneh-Mason

27-year-old Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason is having a banner year. She released her third major-label solo album and had her solo debut at the BBC Proms... and that's just scratching the surface. On today's show, we'll hear Isata Kanneh-Mason play a piece that many writers and critics felt was the highlight of her Fall tour: the Piano Sonata No. 3 by Frederic Chopin.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Muse
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello | Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Album: Muse
London/Decca 4851630

Frederic Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Richard Strauss arr. Franz Hasenöhrl: Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! (Grotesque musicale), Op. 28
Stephen Rose, violin | Daniel Gilbert, clarinet | Michael Kroth, bassoon | Michael Thornton, horn | Susan Cahill, bass
Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Packard Hall, Colorado Springs, CO

Traditional Ukrainian, arr. Bohdan Kryvopust: The Dark Night
Oksana Nikitiuk, soprano | The Orchestra of Folk and Popular Music of the Ukrainian Radio | Mykhailo Pikulskyi, conductor
Grand Concert Studio, Ukrainian Radio Recording House, Kyiv, Ukraine

Traditional Ukrainian, arr. Bohdan Kryvopust: Shchedryk, "Carol of the Bells"
The Orchestra of Folk and Popular Music of the Ukrainian Radio | Mykhailo Pikulskyi, conductor
Grand Concert Studio, Ukrainian Radio Recording House, Kyiv, Ukraine

Hour 2

Joseph Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 11: Movement 3
Shai Wosner, piano | Danish National Symphony Orchestra | Nicholas Collon, conductor
Album: Haydn & Ligeti Concertos & Capriccios
Onyx 4174

Zhou Long: Song of the Ch'in
Cassatt String Quartet
Seal Bay Festival, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, ME

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Hob. I/100, "Military"
ROCO | Delyana Lazarova, conductor
ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

Francesco Onofrio Manfredini: Concerto Grosso in C ('Con una Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale')
Il Giardino Armonico | Giovanni Antonini, conductor
Actus Humanus Festival, Artus Court, Gdansk, Poland

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