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