Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective and pianist Elena Urioste have just lately launched a brand new disc on Chandos Data, titled “Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn.” The award-winning British group has beforehand targeted on recording works by composers who deserve higher consideration, together with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Amy Seaside, and Florence Value.
This new disc continues in that custom, pairing Felix Mendelssohn’s well-known Piano Sextet with two works by his elder sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.
Hensel was each an completed pianist and a prolific composer, writing about 460 works over the course of her profession. Due to the social expectations of her period, nevertheless, the overwhelming majority of those works stay unknown.
Because the Nineteen Nineties, Hensel has skilled one thing of a renaissance, with gamers and audiences turning into extra excited by reviving her work. On this disc, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective has chosen a piece from every finish of her profession: the early Piano Quartet, written when she was aged simply 17, and the Piano Trio, which was to be her closing chamber work.