Day 477 - Randall Goosby
There is a very short list of classical musicians who have the kind of personality impact which ensures recognition, media impact and ticket sales way beyond the normal classical ambit. The names at the moment, all of whom have performed at Perth Concert Hall in recent years, include Nicky Benedetti, Jess Gillam, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, Milos and Alison Balsom. Here comes the next one - Randall Goosby June 2021 marks the release of Goosby’s debut album for Decca entitled Roots, a celebration of African-American music which explores its evolution from the spiritual through to present-day compositions. Collaborating with pianist Zhu Wang, Goosby has curated an album paying homage to the pioneering artists that paved the way for him and other artists of colour. It features three world-premiere recordings of music written by African-American composer Florence Price, and includes works by composers William Grant Still and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson plus a newly commissioned piece by acclaimed double bassist Xavier Foley, a fellow Sphinx, Perlman Music Programme and Young Concert Artists alumnus.
Randall Goosby at the Wigmore Hall - click here
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