‘INTIMATE PIANO CONCERTOS’
Tanya Bannister, pianist
(CAG/The Victor Elmaleh Collection)
What happens when you turn a piano concerto into chamber music, with one player per part? The pianist Tanya Bannister, joined by a fine complement of string players, puts three works to the test: Mozart’s Concerto No. 14 in E-flat, Chopin’s Concerto No. 2 in F minor and Schubert’s Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F. It’s perhaps no surprise that the Mozart and Schubert sparkle as chamber music, but for me it was a revelation to hear Chopin’s lines rendered with such filigree clarity. (Fonseca-Wollheim)
- Three Gymnopedies
- All dreams begin with the horizon
- This is the story she began
- Six preludes pour piano
American Record Guide
Tanya Bannister, an exceptionally talented young pianist…
Tanya Bannister plays the piano with an energy and command of color that dares the listener not to be delighted...
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- Keyboard Sonata in G minor, Op. 34, No. 2: I. Largo e sostenuto
- Keyboard Sonata in G minor, Op. 34, No. 2: II. Un poco adagio
- Keyboard Sonata in G minor, Op. 34, No. 2: III. Finale: Molto allegro
- Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 50, No. 1: I. Allegro maestoso e con sentimento
- Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 50, No. 1: II. Adagio sostenuto e patetico - Andante con moto
- 6. Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 50, No. 1: III. Allegro vivace
- Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, Op. 41: I. Allegro ma con grazia
- Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, Op. 41: II. Adagio molto e con anima
- Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, Op. 41: III. Allegro molto vivace
ReviewsBBC Music Magazine Aged 27 at the time of the recording (2004), Tanya Bannister is at the other end of her career, yet she is clearly an artist to watch.
All Music Guide She gives all of them more of a Classical interpretation, using a soft, graceful touch and shying away from drama for drama's sake.
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Tanya Bannister's "Concert for Oshima" extended her charitable interests to the islands of Japan which we most impacted by the March 2011 tsunami. In a deeply moving live performance of Japanese folk songs and Western classics, Tanya evoked the exquisite beauty of Japan, the ephemerality of life, and the promise of transcendence. All of the proceeds of the CD go to support child tsunami survivors in remote Oshima island.
Paul Alan Cox - Ethnobotonist
For more information on video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZJWUxzwjWw
The CD can be purchased at http://seacology.jp/news/2012-03-id395.html.
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