Bowen: Complete Works For Violin And Piano. Hansli
Catalog: CDA 67991
ChloÃƒÂ« Hanslip (violin), Danny Driver (piano)
BOWEN Complete Works for Violin and Piano
Young virtuoso ChloÃƒÂ« Hanslip and York Bowen specialist Danny Driver join forces to 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.