The Romantic Piano Concerto Volume 70 - Amy Beach etc
Label: Hyperion
Released: March 3, 2017
Catalog Num: CDA68130

International Women’s Day falls on 8 March, celebrating the ‘social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women’. Volume 70 in Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series champions three female composers, and three works whose in-the-face-of-it-all joie de vivre makes them irresistibly worthy of our attention.

"It is little to do with Danny Driver's gender that allows him to far outshine two earlier champions of the Amy Beach Concerto....This is a big, virtuoso vehicle demanding great endurance and a bravura technique (the first movement lasting nearly 17 minutes is followed by a very difficult vivace perpetuum mobile 5'38'' in length).  Driver surmounts these demands with real artistry and, in the lovely slow movement, immense sensitivity."  

[Gramophone, March 2017 - Editor's Choice]

Gramophone Award Nominee 2017 (Concerto Category)

New York Times 25 Best Classical Recordings 2017

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