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Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver  

Beethoven Masterworks…2

‘…Chloë Hanslip plays with the most enviably sweet and subtly variegated tone throughout and she forms an outstandingly compelling partnership with Danny Driver, whose irreproachably eager and stylish pianism is a joy to encounter…' Gramophone

The second of four programmes of music from the great canon of late Beethoven set alongside contemporary British classics. The early Delius Sonata is an essay in optimistic romanticism, a telling contrast with the turbulence of Beethoven’s mighty Kreutzer. The latter was premièred at a concert beginning at 8 o’clock in the morning, performed by the original dedicatee George Bridgetower, but the composer fell out with him later that same day and re-dedicated the piece instead to Rodolphe Kreutzer. Apparently this most famous violinist didn’t care for the work at all and never performed it!

We are most grateful to the Delius Trust for financial help in presenting this concert.

Frederick Delius – Sonata in B major for violin & piano op post

Hugh Wood – Poem for violin and piano

James MacMillan – A different world

Student pieces – World première!

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata op 47 Kreutzer

Chloë Hanslip – violin

Danny Driver – piano