--With her debut album, Russian Mosaic, recently released on the Sheva Collection label, the brilliant pianist Anna Keiserman presents rarely heard treasures by Rachmaninoff, Shchedrin, Smirnov, and Medtner. Known for her creative programming, expressive freedom, and singular vision, the album makes a special statement of
Keiserman’s artistic confidence and strength. Russian Mosaic is a collection of Russian masterpieces, a rich tapestry ranging from the sweeping romanticism of Rachmaninoff to the fiery passion of Medtner, from the quirky and energetic folk idioms of Shchedrin to the evocative melancholy of Smirnov. The
music brings the listener on a journey through place and time, conjuring up the diverse landscapes as well as the dramatic upheavals that have served to shape the country’s legacy over the last hundred years.