Richard Fairman
Financial Times
March 2017

The discovery of women composers continues apace. For the latest volume of its series of romantic piano concertos Hyperion has paired the British Dorothy Howell (1898-1982) and American Amy Beach (1867-1944), supported by a short Concertstück by Cécile Chaminade. Three women, three vivid personalities: Howell’s concerto is brooding like Rachmaninov, Beach’s as full of struggle as Brahms. All three give the pianist a real workout and the pulse races in Danny Driver’s wholehearted playing, strongly supported by Rebecca Miller and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.