Bowen: The complete works for violin and piano

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.

CDA67991/2  116 minutes 46 seconds (2 discs)
‘The E minor Sonata is a mature work of striking concision and self-confidence, brimful of memorable, red-blooded invention … there's a wholly infectious conviction, spontaneity and panache about ...
‘One idiomatic opportunity after another is seized on by Chloë Hanslip with panache, poise, and laser-like accuracy’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘York Bowen has enjoyed a revival of late, not least thanks to the pianist Danny Driver, a specialist in this 'lost', late-Romantic British repertoire. He and violinist Chloe Hanslip here tackle the c ...