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The Embankment and Cleopatra's Needle at Night, London (c1910) by George Hyde Pownall
The Embankment and Cleopatra's Needle at Night, London (c1910) by George Hyde Pownall
York Bowen - the Complete Works for Violin & Piano
Label: Hyperion
Released: May 1, 2013
Catalog Num: CDA67991/2

Young virtuoso Chloë Hanslip and York Bowen specialist Danny Driver present Bowen’s complete works for violin and piano. Many of these works have never been recorded or indeed published before, and have been excavated from the archives by Driver himself. This double album is therefore a valuable resource for admirers of a composer whom Hyperion has done so much to champion through recordings. This body of work includes juvenilia, miniatures (written with an eye to academic performance during Bowen’s years as a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, but all impressive enough in quality to be concert works), his two Violin Sonatas, a Suite and a number of single-movement works. All show a superb composer of chamber music, a genuine original with a performer’s ear.

Gramophone Editor's Choice (July 2013)

5 stars (Diapason Magazine)

'....Chloë Hanslip plays with the most enviably sweet and subtly variegated tone throughout and she forms an outstandingly compelling partnership with Danny Driver, whose irreproachably eager and stylish pianism is a joy to encounter...' [Gramophone]

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