J.S. BACH/WEBERN Ricercare from Musical Offering*
C. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
HINDEMITH Mathis der Maler
The Cleveland Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Isata Kanneh-Mason drew popular and critical acclaim when her debut album Romance – the Piano Music of Clara Schumann rocketed to No. 1 on the UK classical charts. Gramophone magazine extolled the recording as “one of the most charming and engaging debuts.” Her Cleveland premiere is not to be missed. Hindemith’s Mathis der Mahler is inspired by 16th-century painter Matthias Grünewald and his struggle for artistic freedom of expression in the repressive climate of his day — mirroring Hindemith’s own struggle as the Nazis attained power and repressed dissent.
“a bold debut recording from a young pianist worth watching.”—The New York Times
This program’s Concert Preview lectures will be presented by Eric Charnofsky, Senior Instructor, Department of Music, Case Western Reserve University
*Not performed on Friday’s matinee concert.