York Bowen - The Piano Sonatas
Label: Hyperion
Released: November 1, 2009
Catalog Num: CDA67751/2

Soon after recording Bowen's 3rd and 4th Piano Concertos, Danny Driver moved on to the piano sonatas. This 2-CD set of Bowen’s piano sonatas is a uniquely important collection, containing three premiere recordings, including two recordings of previously unpublished sonatas performed (with special permisson) from the manuscripts. The recording was nominated for a 2010 Gramophone Award.

'No better example of Hyperion's founding principles could be imagined than this disc of three premiere recordings contributing to the first survey of the complete sonatas by an unjustly neglected composer … Danny Driver is the ideal advocate for this glorious music, playing with razor-sharp articulation and a rich, organ-like sonority … Driver is an artist who is able to transcend the sterile surrounds of the studio and give 'real' performances, an early Award nominee for next year' (Gramophone)

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