Previously published on May 8

Based on my previous experience of her playing, a Beethoven Third Piano Concerto with the Hallé and Mark Elder, together with this Childhood-centric release, it may be that Isata turns out to be the most talented, certainly the most communicative, of the Kanneh-Mason clan. Her opening Mozart, K265, Variations on a twinkling tune, sparkles spontaneously, and the same starry number feeds Ernö Dohnányi’s Variations on a Nursery Song, an inventive and witty work that the composer recorded in the late-fifties with Boult,, and which I got to know from Béla Siki’s Vox/Turnabout version, It’s hugely enjoyable music that opens dramatically, almost operatically, before settling into an ingenious sequence of colourful and contrasting commentaries that Isata, the Liverpool Philharmonic and Domingo Hindoyan, make a marvellous job of. Philip Siney’s recorded sound, November-December last year, is first-class, both Liverpool, either the Philharmonic Hall or, solo pieces, The Friary. Isata also includes Debussy’s Children’s Corner and Schumann’s Kinderszenen; both are finely done, considered yet fresh, innate, whether cake-walking or dreaming, to complete a winning release. Decca 485 4180 is released on May 26.