Chandos Records has this month announced the release of English violinist Tasmin Little‘s new album: Tasmin Little plays Clara Schumann, Dame Ethel Smyth & Amy Beach.
Recorded with pianist John Lenehan, the disc features Amy Marcy Cheney Beach‘s Violin Sonata in A Minor, Romance and Invocation, Clara Schumann‘s 3 Romances for Violin & Piano – plus Dame Ethel Smyth‘s Violin Sonata in A Minor Op. 7.
“I really wanted to celebrate these three amazingly strong women, who struggled with many personal difficulties and the constraints of sexism prevalent at the time … and whose music deserves to be better known …” Tasmin has told The Violin Channel.
“Each of their styles is unique and sincere, as well as completely accessible to a first time listener … I hope that listeners will enjoy the music for its glorious harmonies and beautiful textures,” she has said.
Tasmin Little plays Schumann, Smyth & Beach
Tasmin Little, Violin
John Lenehan, Piano
Label: Chandos Records
Release Date: February 1, 2019