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Romantic Piano Concertos, Vol. 70: Beach, Chaminade & Howell / Driver, Miller, BBC Scottish Symphony


Release Date: 03/03/2017 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68130  
Composer:  Dorothy HowellAmy Marcy BeachCécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Danny Driver
Conductor:  Rebecca Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



REVIEWS:

If pianist Danny Driver offers a robust, muscular view of the Beach, he is certainly in touch with his feminine side in the highly attractive single-movement Concerto by Dorothy Howell, but even more appealing is Cécile Chaminade’s Concertstück in the same key as the Beach. In Driver’s hands it is enchanting.

– Gramophone

Pick of the bunch is the Concerto by Amy Beach. Danny Driver is a highly accomplished soloist, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Rebecca Miller makes a telling contribution.

– BBC Music Magazine

Beach's Piano Concerto has the heft and torrent of
Read more music that needs to be written and Danny Driver plays it with clarity and steel, absolutely unsentimental but flecked through with empathy. The sturdy weft Rebecca Miller gets from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra generally suits Beach’s broad-stitch writing.

– Guardian (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in D minor by Dorothy Howell
Performer:  Danny Driver (Piano)
Conductor:  Rebecca Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
2.
Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 45 by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Danny Driver (Piano)
Conductor:  Rebecca Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; USA 
3.
Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40 by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Danny Driver (Piano)
Conductor:  Rebecca Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1893; France 

Customer Reviews

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 Outstanding Composers June 29, 2017 By John Edelblute (Hartford, WI) See All My Reviews "This is a welcome addition to the Hyperion Romantic Piano series. These three ladies were completely unheard of by me. They lived at a time when the accomplishments of women were not recognized. Great keyboard artistry. A pleasure to listen to." Report Abuse
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