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.
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 ofRead 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.
Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40by Cécile Louise Chaminade Performer:
Danny Driver (Piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: circa 1893; France
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Outstanding ComposersJune 29, 2017By 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