YORK BOWEN (1884-1961): Complete Works for Violin and Piano - Sonata in B Minor, Op. 7, Sonata in E Minor, Op. 112, Suite in D Minor, Op. 28, Phantasie in E Minor, Op. 34, Melody for the G String, Op. 47, Allegretto, Op. 105, Romance in D Flat, Op. 7, Song, Bolero, Melody, Albumleaf, Serenade, Valse harmonique.
Catalogue Number: 05O059
Reference: CDA 67991/2
Description: Almost five years after their release of Bowen's complete works for viola and piano (07K074) comes this new offering which provides another tranche of glowingly Romantic music from as early as 1900 to as late as 1949. Collectors of this composer know by now what to expect so I'll just close with this great quote from the note-writer, composer Francis Pott, who captures Bowen's style perfectly: "... a kind of ebb and flow of high-minded musical intensity; a terrain which is candid, rewarding and harmonically sophisticated, but were a search for actual profundity is apt to miss the point." 2 CDs. Chloë Hanslip (violin), Danny Driver (piano).